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1,002 pages | 317 Color Illus. | 413 B/W Illus.
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 construction: metal framed, precast concrete, in-situ concrete, timber framed. Isometric drawings and photographs are included for each house type providing a clear explanation of the construction detail. Identification characteristics and notes for surveyors on potential faults, extensive background information and an invaluable search tool are included.
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Foreword The Editors Preface Introduction Acronyms How to Use this Book Designated Defective Houses References Further Reading List of House Types Part One: Metal-Framed Houses Appendix to Part One Part Two: Precast Concrete Houses Appendix to Part Two Part Three: In-Situ Concrete Houses Appendix to Part Three Part Four: Timber-Framed Houses Appendix to Part Four Addendum to the digital edition Appendices: Systems for which Information on Structure is not Available Systems Based on Small Unit Size Loadbearing Masonry Rationalised Traditional Houses Index of House Names and Alternative Names Supplementary Material: The Non-Trad Search Engine BRE and Government Reports: Moir Committee Report on New Methods of House Construction, 1920 Burt Committee Reports on House Construction: First Report, 1944 Second Report, 1946 Third Report, 1948 The Corrosion of Steel in Steel Houses, 1951 Prefabrication: a History of its Development in Great Britain, 1965