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Understanding Building Failures
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date June 22, 2007
Pages 326
Binding Hardcover
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415370820
ISBN-10 0415370825
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $170.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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This third edition of Bill Ransom's classic short textbook provides a solid introduction to the study of defects in buildings and, in consequence, to good practice in conservation and repair.

Building failures continue to occur despite continuing experience and growing knowledge in the industry; they may even be on the increase due to cost-cutting measures, the inadequate testing of innovative products and techniques, a lack of maintenance, and user abuse and misuse.

New material includes an outline of the principles of building pathology; new sections on deterioration mechanisms, service life prediction and dampness investigation.

Complete with a handy glossary and bibliography, practitioners and students will find this an excellent source of guidance and information for investigating and avoiding building failures.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780415370820 Book cover for 9780415508780
 
4th edition from Spon Pr (May 23, 2013)
9780415508780 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.46 lbs | List price $180.00
About: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.
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3 edition from Routledge (June 22, 2007)
9780415370820 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $170.00
About: This third edition of Bill Ransom's classic short textbook provides a solid introduction to the study of defects in buildings and, in consequence, to good practice in conservation and repair.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780415508797
 
4th edition from Spon Pr (May 22, 2013)
9780415508797 | details & prices | 326 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $59.95
About: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9780203030141
 
3 edition from Spon Pr (May 18, 2007)
9780203030141 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $55.00

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