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Product Description: Collapse Operations for First Responders discusses in detail the common warning signs of structural collapse and what to do when they are encountered, providing a practical, hands-on approach to operating safely and effectively in collapse rescue situations...read more

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9781593702632 | Pennwell Corp, November 28, 2011, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: Collapse Operations for First Responders discusses in detail the common warning signs of structural collapse and what to do when they are encountered, providing a practical, hands-on approach to operating safely and effectively in collapse rescue situations.

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Product Description: First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9781860819773 | Taylor & Francis, November 4, 2010, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: First published in 2007.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780415370837 | 3 edition (Routledge, June 22, 2007), cover price $57.95 | About this edition: 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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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...read more

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9780415508780 | 4th edition (Spon Pr, May 23, 2013), cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.
9780415370820 | 3 edition (Routledge, June 22, 2007), cover price $170.00 | About this edition: 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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9780415508797 | 4th edition (Spon Pr, May 22, 2013), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry.

Miscellaneous:

9780203030141 | 3 edition (Spon Pr, May 18, 2007), cover price $55.00

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Product Description: Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. But the fact is they develop problems. It is not always as dramatic as the collapse of a section of the roof of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2004. Gradual changes also occur that may compromise the appearance and structural soundness of buildings constructed with these materials...read more

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9783764373290 | Birkhauser Architecture, December 1, 2006, cover price $76.95 | About this edition: Concrete and stone seem made to last forever.

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Product Description: Structural appraisal is important to professionals concerned with the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of traditional buildings. It involves recognizing and establishing the cause of any structural damage and, if the damage is still active predicting its course...read more

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9781873394687 | Routledge, February 6, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Structural appraisal is important to professionals concerned with the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of traditional buildings.
9780566090813 | Gower Pub Co, December 1, 1990, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book promotes efficient structural appraisal which depends on identifying the causes of damage.

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Product Description: Book by
By Tom Connell (editor), Jeff Fortney (editor) and Lynne Murnane (editor)

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9780879392253 | Ill edition (Intl Fire Service Training Assn, December 31, 2003), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: Problems in construction have existed for as long as architecture itself has enclosed our spaces, and the types of defects and their causes are as varied as the architecture itself. Particularly in glass structures there have been some catastrophic problems in recent years...read more

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9783764367121 | Birkhauser, July 1, 2003, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Problems in construction have existed for as long as architecture itself has enclosed our spaces, and the types of defects and their causes are as varied as the architecture itself.

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Product Description: This new continuing education title gives real estate professionals an insideer's view of commercial building structures basics. Commercial Structures explores the main structural components of the most common commercial building types and discusses the differences between single family residential and commercial structures...read more

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9780793180929 | Real Estate Education Co, June 2, 2003, cover price $12.15 | About this edition: This new continuing education title gives real estate professionals an insideer's view of commercial building structures basics.

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Product Description: The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes. The main chapters then deal with the main specific types of failure: fire, shrinkage and roofing systems displacement, calendar shrinkage, foam insulation shrinkage and 'stretched' membranes, plasticizer migration, bitumen incompatibility, built-up roofing felt porosity, blistering, thermal insulation instability, foam insulation problems, torch applications, polymer dispersion, asphalt-glass fibre shingle splitting, lack of appropriate venting, problems with cool roofing and problems with organic fibre-portland cement shingles...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780415299251 | Routledge, November 1, 2003, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes.

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Product Description: A comprehensive approach to building-related deterioration and intervention This essential technical reference gives building professionals the knowledge and tools they need to better diagnose building-related deterioration, identify sound treatment options and solutions, and design to minimize performance problems on new projects...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780471331728 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, March 1, 2001, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive approach to building-related deterioration and intervention This essential technical reference gives building professionals the knowledge and tools they need to better diagnose building-related deterioration, identify sound treatment options and solutions, and design to minimize performance problems on new projects.

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Product Description: A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780419252108 | 2 edition (Routledge, February 1, 2001), cover price $200.00 | About this edition: A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings.
9780419149200 | Chapman & Hall, January 1, 1991, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: There are many types of defects and deterioration which can occur in buildings.

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Examines first-hand accounts, architectual designs, causes, and follow-up investigations by forensic engineers into such structual collapses as the Hyatt Regency, Point Pleasant Bridge, and Vaiont Dam.

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9781575001449 | TV Books Inc, June 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Examines first-hand accounts, architectual designs, causes, and follow-up investigations by forensic engineers into such structual collapses as the Hyatt Regency, Point Pleasant Bridge, and Vaiont Dam.

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Product Description: Book by National Fire Service Incident Management System

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9780879391584 | Intl Fire Service Training Assn, November 1, 1998, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Book by National Fire Service Incident Management System

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Product Description: The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique review of the subject. Defects are considered as part of the whole building rather than in isolation. General educational objectives are set out which offer the reader the opportunity of self-assessment...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780419197805 | Routledge, May 1, 1997, cover price $65.95 | About this edition: The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique review of the subject.

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Product Description: First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has long been considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all of the key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the root causes of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude of important industry developments to bring this landmark work up to date for a new generation of engineers, architects, and students...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780471574774 | 2 sub edition (Wiley-Interscience, December 26, 1996), cover price $199.00 | About this edition: First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has long been considered the classic text on the subject.

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An examination of the failure of some architectural designs presents more than two hundred illustrations and takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa.

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9780393033564 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 1994, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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9780393311525 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 1994), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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Product Description: This volume considers engineering risk analysis applications to the field of building safety. Building codes and design criteria used by architects and engineers--standards of good practice defined by industry consensus--have made great strides in bringing the dangers of facilities under control, but the range of hazards (e...read more

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9780309046800 | Natl Academy Pr, March 1, 1992, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: This volume considers engineering risk analysis applications to the field of building safety.

This book gives practical guidance on the prevention of failure by describing the nature and cause of the most common defects in buildings, and then shows how they should be avoided in design and construction.

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9780419142607 | 2 sub edition (Spon Pr, February 1, 1988), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This book gives practical guidance on the prevention of failure by describing the nature and cause of the most common defects in buildings, and then shows how they should be avoided in design and construction.

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9780419142706 | 2 edition (Routledge, February 1, 1988), cover price $47.95 | About this edition: In recent years building failures and the resulting lawsuits and awards for damages have frequently been in the news.

Miscellaneous:

9780203473016 | 2 edition (Spon Pr, November 1, 2002), cover price $47.99

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