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Understanding Building Failures
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date June 22, 2007
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415370837
ISBN-10 0415370833
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $57.95
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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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9780415370837 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $57.95
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.

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