Building Surveys and Reports
This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys.
A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties.
This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings.
Changes for the new edition include:
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Procedure and Equipment
Measurement of Existing Buildings
Surveys of Historic Buildings
Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground
Reinforced Concrete Cladding Materials
Damp Penetration and Condensation
Timber Decay and Insect Attack
Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally
assessment of the condition of existing soil drains gulleys
Fire and Flood Damage