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Building Pathology: Deterioration, Diagnostics, and Intervention

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Building Pathology: Deterioration, Diagnostics, and Intervention

Samuel Y. Harris

ISBN: 978-0-471-33172-8 March 2001 672 Pages

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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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Preface.

Introduction.

Mechanisms and Diagnostics.

Structural Systems.

Vertical Closure Systems.

Horizontal Closure Systems.

The Active Systems.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Index.
"We can all benefit from his more than 30 years experience in making buildings work better." (APT Bulletin, June 2002)