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.
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.