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eBook Understanding Building Failures (Understanding Construction) ePub

by Bill Ransom,James Douglas

  • ISBN: 0415508789
  • Category: Home Improvement and Design
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  • Author: Bill Ransom,James Douglas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 4 edition (May 23, 2013)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1777 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1938 kb
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James Douglas retired as a Lecturer and Course Leader in Building Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, at the end of December 2009.

James Douglas retired as a Lecturer and Course Leader in Building Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, at the end of December 2009. He qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 1986 after over twelve years in the public sector, dealing primarily with the maintenance and adaptation of building. In December 2012, as this book was nearing completion, he passed away after a long battle with illness.

James Douglas, Bill Ransom. 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. He retired in 1981 as head of the Building Integrity Division of the BRE and now lives in Devon.

Автор: Douglas, James Ransom, Bill Название: Understanding building failures Издательство: Taylor . Описание: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.

Описание: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.

by James Douglas, Bill Ransom. series Understanding Construction. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials.

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Understanding Building Failures - eBook. Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry

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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 defectswith anemphasis onevidence 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, andprovides 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 andbuilding conservation.