Defects and Deterioration in Buildings: A Practical Guide to the Science and Technology of Material Failure, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

A Practical Guide to the Science and Technology of Material Failure, 2nd Edition

By Barry Richardson


220 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780419252108
pub: 2000-11-30
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pub: 2002-01-04
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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. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.


'Contains much to challenge current thinking.' ASI Journal

'A good starting point to develop a sound understanding of those building problems that they will frequently encounter.' Journal of Architectural Conservation July 2001

Table of Contents

Plates. Preface. Defects and deterioration. Structural problems. Thermal problems. Moisture problems. Noise problems. Wood problems. Masonry problems. Concrete problems. Coating problems. Foundation problems. Wall problems. Window problems. Roof problems. Floor problems. Combustion problems.

About the Author

Consulting Scientist, Winchester, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General