Identifying Non-traditional Houses in the UK 1918-75 (AP 294)
Non-traditional houses was first published as a book in 2004 and is now available in a fully searchable pdf format on CD ROM. The CD ROM gives building surveyors, engineers and architects easy access to a vast reference library detailing 450 non-traditional house types classified by form of...
Published December 18th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
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...
Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge
Building Surveys has been a trusted guide for both students and professionals for over 30 years, evolving throughout its eight editions to address the challenges and responsibilities of the building surveying role. It covers everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and...
Published January 27th 2013 by Routledge
Assessing Age, 2nd Edition
Identifying the age of a property is a fundamental step in understanding its form of construction and in being prepared to differentiate between the characteristic defects of that age of property and defects which are more unusual and may warrant particular care in investigation and assessment....
Published July 22nd 2013 by Estates Gazette
Understanding Housing Defects provides a concise, coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in domestic buildings. For this new edition, many of the chapters have been substantially updated and new photographs have been added. There are four new...
Published December 12th 2013 by Estates Gazette
Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities...
Published January 12th 2011 by Routledge
Efficient maintenance of a property requires a reliable assessment for defects or inadequacies and a systematic method for dealing with them. This book provides the information you’ll need for both. Throughout the specification process, all manner of issues face the surveyor, property manager or...
To Be Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge
No building is properly conserved if it is not structurally sound. Consequently architects, engineers and conservation officers need an adequate grounding in the technology, the materials and the historic origins of the building in order to complete a conservation project successfully. Structural...
Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge
Selecting the best materials, techniques and systems for each project and then specifying them correctly to meet all the requirements of quality, time, value, constructability, maintenance and durability is a fundamental aspect of architectural design. It also helps to determine the quality and...
Published March 17th 2008 by Routledge
The procedures, the problems and pitfalls of extending or altering property are discussed in this fully updated new edition. The author gives helpful advice on how to make the project go smoothly from beginning to end. This is a practical guide for those at the beginning of their career in building...
Published April 2nd 2008 by Routledge
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