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Building Pathology: Deterioration, Diagnostics, and Intervention

ISBN: 978-0-471-33172-8
672 pages
March 2001
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A comprehensive approach to building-related deterioration and intervention
This essential technical reference gives building professionals the knowledge and tools they need to better diagnose building-related deterioration, identify sound treatment options and solutions, and design to minimize performance problems on new projects. Combining a clear and accessible explanation of the principles and mechanisms of building deterioration with coverage of a broad array of intervention methods, it is a ready resource for anyone whose work is concerned with improving building performance.
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Table of Contents



Mechanisms and Diagnostics.

Structural Systems.

Vertical Closure Systems.

Horizontal Closure Systems.

The Active Systems.



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Author Information

SAMUEL Y. HARRIS, PE, AIA, Esq., is an architect, structural engineer, and attorney. He leads his own consulting company, S. Harris & Co., and serves as an adjunct professor at The University of Pennsylvania and at Goucher College.
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"We can all benefit from his more than 30 years experience in making buildings work better." (APT Bulletin, June 2002)
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