The first of three publications concerned with refurbishment. It is estimated that 8 million square metres of office space requires refurbishment, much of it constructed in reinforced concrete. This volume argues that these buildings have the potential to provide the standards of accommodation required in the 21st century if refurbished in the correct manner. There are many factors influencing the refurbishment of concrete buildings, and these guides present the main issues from an owner/occupier or developer's viewpoint. It presents cost summaries and illustrative case studies and also provides contextual information for structural and building services engineers and architects, much of which is common to buildings other than offices.