Defects And Deterioration In Buildings

Author: Barry A. Richardson
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780419252108
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A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.

Defects And Deterioration In Buildings

Author: Barry Richardson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135803692
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A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.

Defects In Buildings

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A collection of up-to-date information on diagnosis of defects in buildings, this is a revision of the previous PSA publication Common Defects in Buildings and looks at the causes of deterioration, durability of materials and the principles of diagnosis and investigation techniques.

The Technology Of Building Defects

Author: John Hinks
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135822166
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The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique review of the subject. Defects are considered as part of the whole building rather than in isolation. General educational objectives are set out which offer the reader the opportunity of self-assessment. Each section is generously illustrated with photographs and diagrams, forming an accessible self contained review covering the following: objectives; core information; exercises; revision notes; further reading. Taken together these sections build up to offer the reader an understanding of a range of technical topics concerned with building defects. This core text can be used for direct lecture material, seminar and tutorial information, assignment work and revision notes. It is a convenient one stop resource which dispenses with the need to consult a mass of different information sources.

Understanding Building Failures

Author: James Douglas
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136448780
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Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry. Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings – with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects with an emphasis on evidence based practice throughout. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are also discussed. The first four chapters provide information and guidance on the methodology for investigating failures – how to prepare for and conduct an investigation into a building defect and subsequently diagnose its cause in a logical manner. This fourth edition has been updated and expanded to cover the latest diagnostic procedures and research. It also includes Appendices and a new Bibliography, and provides an extensive list of books on building pathology and related topics in the UK and North America. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners interested in building surveying and building conservation.

Defects In Buildings

Author: Carillion Services Limited
Editor: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: 9780117024366
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This is the new edition of a work that was last updated in 1989.The first chapter of this new edition provides data on causes of deterioration. The durability of different materials is then examined, and the underlying principles and investigation methods for diagnosing defects. Chapters 5 to 10 consist of data sheets on various defects associated with different parts of buildings - roofs, external walls, external joinery, floors and ceilings, internal walls, and services.

Building Pathology

Author: David S. Watt
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444314033
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Building pathology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of defects and performance in order to develop appropriate remedial and management solutions. It considers how the structure and materials of a building relate to its environment, its occupants and the way the building is used, so as to develop a better understanding of building failures. This book provides a well illustrated introduction to the discipline of building pathology, bridging the gap between current approaches to the surveying of buildings and the detailed study of defect diagnosis, prognosis and remediation. It features a number of case studies and a detailed set of references and further reading. This second edition has been updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and construction, and provides new case studies that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the subject.

Housing Defects Reference Manual

Author: Building Research Establishment
Editor: Spon Press
ISBN: 9780419167204
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Repair Renovation Of Modern Buildings

Author: Ian E. Chandler
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN:
File Size: 77,69 MB
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Contents: Let's Refurbish; Problems (Structural and Building Systems Analysis); Diagnosis (Investigations, Testing, Case Studies); Options--Long Term, Short Term, Value Engineering, Performance Specifications, etc.; Documentation; Cost Factors; Site Organizations; Typical Solutions; Is It Worth It? The only practical reference guide on special repair and renovation problems of "modern" buildings. 175 illustrations (100 halftones).

Detecting Defects And Deterioration In Highway Structures

Author: David G. Manning
Editor: Transportation Research Board
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The need to detect defects and deterioration in highway structures ranges from reasons of safety to the prediction of load capacity to the information base for a bridge manangement system. The emphasis here is on test procedures that can be used in the field and guidance is given in interpreting the significance of measured values. Although it is usually possible to detect deterioration in a component of a structure, it is often difficult to assess the effect of the deterioration on the load-carrying capacity of the structure. Often, full scale testing is justified to measure the overall condition of a structure. A survey of current practices revealed that concrete structures are being tested more extensively than steel or timber structures.

Surveying Historic Buildings

Author: David Watt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131774246X
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This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many other aspects. The book begins by summarizing the basics of surveying practice, including the inspection, assessment, defect diagnosis and monitoring of defects. It then examines the building elements, discussing their construction, typical faults and their diagnoses. This section provides specific advice on assessing industrial monuments and features concise inspection checklists for ease of reference. In the final section, the author looks to the future, considering the specific challenges faced by property professionals when employed to survey historic buildings. The book is accompanied by comprehensive appendices, including sample survey forms, and a list of useful contacts is followed by an extensive bibliography. This book will be of particular interest to conservation officers, surveyors, architects, archaeologists and planners.

2001 California Building Code Administrative Fire And Life Safety And Field Inspection Provisions

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Using Photogrammetry To Monitor Materials Deterioration And Structural Problems On Historic Buildings

Author: J. Henry Chambers
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State Building Maintenance

Author: Minnesota. Legislature. Office of the Legislative Auditor. Program Evaluation Division
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Deterioration Maintenance And Repair Of Structures

Author: Sidney M. Johnson
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Riba Journal

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Building Maintenance Technology

Author: Lee How Son
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349231509
File Size: 36,79 MB
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The maintenance of existing building stock is receiving increasing attention in most developed and in many developing countries. Intended as a comprehensive textbook for students, as well as a valuable reference for the professional, this book is a study of building defects, their diagnosis and cure. It deals with the full range of materials, components and elements involved in a building and is fully illustrated and referenced throughout.

Building Maintenance Technology In Tropical Climates

Author: Clive Briffett
Editor: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971691905
File Size: 34,41 MB
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The main objective of the book is to highlight the important problems in building maintenance technology (broadly defined as the application of scientific principles to the care and preservation of building assets), suggest how they may be overcome with special reference to tropical climates, and encourage a greater participation of professionals in building maintenance work. The contents cover a wide range of problems mostly derived from the experience of the writers with buildings located in Singapore and the South East Asia region. These are dealt with under five general areas: (1) Structure and Roof Systems, (2) Finishing Systems, (3) Natural Systems, (4) Access Systems Building professionals, property managers, developers and others in the industry should find the book useful.