Understanding buildings; Building performance; Defects, damage and decay; Survey and assessment; Remediation in practice; Building management and aftercare; Appendix A - Requirements of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2000; Appendix B - Hazard identification checklist; Appendix C - Useful addresses; Glossary; Index.
"An excellent introduction to the subject of building defects and their remediation, as well as being a useful reference work and aide-memoire for experienced workers in the field. It should attract a wide readership among architects, surveyors and building scientists in various disciplines." Journal of Architectural Conservation
'Watt has produced a fine textbook, combining holistic thinking with clear practical advice, lucid writing and some lovely illustrations.' McCaffer.com
● Leads to a better understanding of building defects and appropriate remedial action
● New edition features more on non-destructive testing
● Features new case studies on materials and climate change