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Building Surveys and Reports, 3rd Edition

Building Surveys and Reports, 3rd Edition

Edward A. Noy, James Douglas (Revised by)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17169-4

Apr 2008

432 pages

Select type: E-Book

$71.99

Description

This book deals with structural surveys for all types of building - domestic industrial and commercial - and includes diagnosis of a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, and deals with the particular problems of alterations and restoration work. Guidance is given on how to carry out measured surveys and on report writing. The third edition covers the latest definitions of types of property surveys, more information on report writing and a range of detail updates.

* Covers all types of building - commercial, industrial and historical - not just domestic
* Deals with particular problems of conversion and renovation work - increasingly important today
* New edition features latest definitions of survey types, more on report writing and a range of other updates
* ‘a valuable reference book’ - ASI Journal

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to Third Edition.

Acknowledgments.

1. General Principles and Responsibilities.

2. Procedure and Equipment.

3. Measurement of Existing Buildings.

4. Surveys of Historic Buildings.

5. Foundation Failures.

6. Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground.

7. Reinforced Concrete, Cladding Materials and Structural Steelwork.

8. Damp Penetration and Condensation.

9. Timber Decay and Insect Attack.

10. Roof Structures and Coverings.

11. Fireplaces, Flues and Chimney Stacks.

12. Timber Upper Floors, Floor Coverings, Staircases and Ladders.

13. Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally.

14. Services.

15. External Works.

16. Fire and Flood Damage.

17. Report Writing.

18. Legal Aspects.

Appendices.

Bibliography.

Index.

'a valuable reference book' - ASI Journal
* Covers all types of building - commercial, industrial and historical – not just domestic
* Deals with particular problems of conversion and renovation work - increasingly important today
* New edition features latest definitions of survey types, more on report writing and a range of other updates
* 'a valuable reference book' - ASI Journal