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Understanding Building Failures
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Spon Pr
Publication date May 23, 2013
Pages 326
Binding Hardcover
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415508780
ISBN-10 0415508789
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.46 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $180.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry.

Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings – with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects with an emphasis on evidence based practice throughout. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are also discussed.

The first four chapters provide information and guidance on the methodology for investigating failures – how to prepare for and conduct an investigation into a building defect and subsequently diagnose its cause in a logical manner.

This fourth edition has been updated and expanded to cover the latest diagnostic procedures and research. It also includes Appendices and a new Bibliography, and provides an extensive list of books on building pathology and related topics in the UK and North America. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners interested in building surveying and building conservation.

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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.
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
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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
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3 edition from Spon Pr (May 18, 2007)
9780203030141 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $55.00

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