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Structural Defects Reference Manual for Low-Rise Buildings

1st Edition

By Michael F. Atkinson

CRC Press

240 pages

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The Structural Defects Reference Manual for Low-Rise Buildings has been written to assist professionals and students involved in building construction to identify causes of structural failure. Each chapter carefully addresses design, materials and workmanship factors which contribute to structural defects. The main structural elements - roofs, walls, floors and foundations - are all covered and illustrated by case studies. The book also contains relevant data and guidance to show how all the different building elements should be designed and constructed.


'A practical reference manual and guide for surveyors, engineers and loss adjustors.' Current Engineering Practice 2001

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1: Background. Chapter 2: Surveys. Chapter 3: Site Investigation Equipment and Methods. Chapter 4: Structural Reports. Chapter 5: Roofs. Chapter 6: Upper Floors. Chapter 7: Ground Floors. Chapter 8: Main walls. Chapter 9: Foundations. Index.

About the Author

Michael F. Atkinson is a highly experienced civil and structural engineer, and has been Engineering Manager for the National House Building Council (North) since 1984. A Fellow of the Institute of Structural Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, he has over forty-two years' experience in the construction industry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials