Climate Change Risks in Building: An Introduction
Construction clients, engineers, contractors and other interest groups will benefit from this up-to-date review of the implications of climate change and the practical guidance it contains on assessing and managing the associated risks, such as ground movement, rain penetration and wind loading.
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Introduction to climate change
Drivers for the construction sector
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