Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings
Author: Barry Richardson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 1135803692
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings Book Excerpt:

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.

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings
Author: Barry Richardson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 1135803684
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings Book Excerpt:

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.

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings
Author: Barry A. Richardson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780419252108
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings Book Excerpt:

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.

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale
Author: Hafiz M.N. Iqbal,Muhammad Bilal,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Ghulam Yasin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 0128241799
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale Book Excerpt:

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale describes the biodegradation and biodeterioration of materials in the presence of nanomaterials. The book's chapters focus on the basic principles, action mechanisms and promising applications of advanced nanomaterials, along with their integration with biotechnological processes for controlled degradation and deterioration of materials. In addition, the current research indications, positive or negative environmental impacts, legislation and future directions are also discussed. This book is an important reference source for researchers, engineers and scientists working in environmental remediation, biotechnology, materials science, corrosion and nanotechnology. Provides detailed coverage on how nano-biomaterials degrade and deteriorate Compares how different types of bionanomaterials decompose Explains how the priorities of bionanomaterials affect their deterioration rate

Surveying Historic Buildings

Surveying Historic Buildings
Author: David Watt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 131774246X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surveying Historic Buildings Book Excerpt:

This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many other aspects. The book begins by summarizing the basics of surveying practice, including the inspection, assessment, defect diagnosis and monitoring of defects. It then examines the building elements, discussing their construction, typical faults and their diagnoses. This section provides specific advice on assessing industrial monuments and features concise inspection checklists for ease of reference. In the final section, the author looks to the future, considering the specific challenges faced by property professionals when employed to survey historic buildings. The book is accompanied by comprehensive appendices, including sample survey forms, and a list of useful contacts is followed by an extensive bibliography. This book will be of particular interest to conservation officers, surveyors, architects, archaeologists and planners.

Construction Materials

Construction Materials
Author: Marios Soutsos,Peter Domone
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 1351674633
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Materials Book Excerpt:

This established textbook provides an understanding of materials’ behaviour through knowledge of their chemical and physical structure. It covers the main classes of construction materials: metals, concrete, other ceramics (including bricks and masonry), polymers, fibre composites, bituminous materials, timber, and glass. It provides a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction, to form a must-have for civil and structural engineering students, and those on courses such as architecture, surveying and construction. It begins with a Fundamentals section followed by a section on each of the major groups of materials. In this new edition: - The section on fibre composites FRP and FRC has been completely restructured and updated. - Typical questions with answers to any numerical examples are given at the end of each section, as well as an instructor’s manual with further questions and answers. - The links in all parts have also been updated and extended, including links to free reports from The Concrete Centre, as well as other online resources and material suppliers’ websites. - and now with solutions manual and resources for adopting instructors on https://www.crcpress.com/9781498741101

Practical Building Conservation

Practical Building Conservation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780754645658
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Building Conservation Book Excerpt:

A great deal of research and literature has been produced on repairing concrete structures, but very little aimed at conserving the character or appearance of historic examples. This volume offers guidance as to how that should be done. It includes a brief history of the use of the material and explains the criteria for listing, before assessing decay mechanisms and determining appropriate repair strategies.

Managing Building Deterioration

Managing Building Deterioration
Author: Syamilah Yacob
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811658609
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Building Deterioration Book Excerpt:

Guide to the Deterioration and Failure of Building Materials

Guide to the Deterioration and Failure of Building Materials
Author: R. O. Heckroodt
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780727731722
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Deterioration and Failure of Building Materials Book Excerpt:

This book will be an invaluable resource for civil engineers, manufacturers of building materials and students studying the built environment.

Survey and Assessment of Traditionally Constructed Brickwork

Survey and Assessment of Traditionally Constructed Brickwork
Author: Moses Jenkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 100055077X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survey and Assessment of Traditionally Constructed Brickwork Book Excerpt:

The principal aim of this book is to improve the practice of surveying traditionally constructed brickwork. It aims to ensure that those who have a cause to survey buildings constructed of traditional (pre-1919) brickwork have a well-developed, clear methodology for undertaking effective, comprehensive surveys. The book will help readers gain the proper level of knowledge, expertise and skill to be able to survey these buildings correctly; to recognise not just defects within the brickwork itself, but also, crucially, the cause of these defects. Experienced author Moses Jenkins presents a clear and concise methodology for the survey of brickwork in existing buildings with coverage including: identifying repair needs understanding the cause of decay within brickwork ascertaining the age and significance of traditionally constructed brickwork, and identifying significant technical and decorative features. Despite the extensive use of traditionally constructed brick worldwide, the knowledge and expertise to properly survey buildings of this type has not, to date, been laid out in a reliable and methodical way. This book addresses this deficiency and provides an invaluable resource to all those who survey and assess buildings constructed of brickwork. This includes building professionals such as architects, surveyors, engineers and those working in building conservation, but also construction managers and students studying built environment disciplines.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice
Author: American Institute of Architects
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1118667131
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to architectural practice Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture areconstantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of ProfessionalPractice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trendssince 1920. The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guidefeatures nearly two-thirds new content and covers all aspects ofcontemporary practice, including updated material on: Small-firm practice, use of technologies such as BIM, andproject delivery methods, such as IPD and architect-leddesign-build Career development and licensure for emerging professionals andstate-mandated continuing education for established architects Business management topics, such as organizational development,marketing, finance, and human resources Research as an integrated aspect of architectural practice,featuring such topics as evidence-based design and research in asmall-firm context The Fifteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook ofProfessional Practice includes access to a website thatcontains samples of all AIA Contract Documents (in PDF format forMac and PC computers). With comprehensive coverage of contemporarypractices in architecture, as well as the latest developments andtrends in the industry, The Architect's Handbook of ProfessionalPractice continues to be the essential reference for everyarchitect who must meet the challenges of today's marketplace withinsight and confidence.

Understanding Building Failures

Understanding Building Failures
Author: James Douglas,Bill Ransom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1136448780
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Building Failures Book Excerpt:

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 remains a problem for the industry. Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings – with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects with an emphasis on evidence based practice throughout. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are also discussed. The first four chapters provide information and guidance on the methodology for investigating failures – how to prepare for and conduct an investigation into a building defect and subsequently diagnose its cause in a logical manner. This fourth edition has been updated and expanded to cover the latest diagnostic procedures and research. It also includes Appendices and a new Bibliography, and provides an extensive list of books on building pathology and related topics in the UK and North America. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners interested in building surveying and building conservation.

Practical Building Conservation

Practical Building Conservation
Author: Alison Henry,John Stewart
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780754645597
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Building Conservation Book Excerpt:

Mortars, Renders and Plasters provides a broad perspective of contemporaryconservation theory and practice not otherwise found in one publication, describing the history,physical properties, and deterioration of these important materials. Methods of assessing condition and evaluating options for treatment and repair are discussed, together with a range of practical conservation techniques and maintenance strategies.

Caring for our Built Heritage

Caring for our Built Heritage
Author: Tony Haskell
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-04-07
ISBN: 1135828547
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for our Built Heritage Book Excerpt:

Conservation is now a major part of planners', surveyors' and architects' work load. This review of recent conservation schemes carried out by the County Councils in England and Wales will provide a unique and indispensable reference book for professionals in the construction industry embarking on 'heritage' work. Using detailed and highly-illustrated case studies, the book documents over 100 schemes from industrial archaeology to historic parks.

Building Maintenance

Building Maintenance
Author: Brian J.B. Wood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN: 1405179678
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Maintenance Book Excerpt:

Arhitectural Practice Construction Management

Arhitectural Practice   Construction Management
Author: George Salinda Salvan
Publsiher: Goodwill Trading Co., Inc.
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789711202613
Category: Architects
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arhitectural Practice Construction Management Book Excerpt:

Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates

Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates
Author: Clive Briffett
Publsiher: NUS Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9789971691905
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Maintenance Technology in Tropical Climates Book Excerpt:

The main objective of the book is to highlight the important problems in building maintenance technology (broadly defined as the application of scientific principles to the care and preservation of building assets), suggest how they may be overcome with special reference to tropical climates, and encourage a greater participation of professionals in building maintenance work. The contents cover a wide range of problems mostly derived from the experience of the writers with buildings located in Singapore and the South East Asia region. These are dealt with under five general areas: (1) Structure and Roof Systems, (2) Finishing Systems, (3) Natural Systems, (4) Access Systems Building professionals, property managers, developers and others in the industry should find the book useful.

InCIEC 2014

InCIEC 2014
Author: Rohana Hassan,Marina Yusoff,Anizahyati Alisibramulisi,Norliyati Mohd Amin,Zulhabri Ismail
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1282
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN: 9812872906
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

InCIEC 2014 Book Excerpt:

The special focus of this proceedings is to cover the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. The state-of-the art information in infrastructure and sustainable issues in engineering covers earthquake, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems. It provides precise information with regards to innovative research development in construction materials and structures in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary finding combining nano-materials and engineering.

The Technology of Building Defects

The Technology of Building Defects
Author: John Hinks,Geoff Cook
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 1135822166
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technology of Building Defects Book Excerpt:

The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique review of the subject. Defects are considered as part of the whole building rather than in isolation. General educational objectives are set out which offer the reader the opportunity of self-assessment. Each section is generously illustrated with photographs and diagrams, forming an accessible self contained review covering the following: objectives; core information; exercises; revision notes; further reading. Taken together these sections build up to offer the reader an understanding of a range of technical topics concerned with building defects. This core text can be used for direct lecture material, seminar and tutorial information, assignment work and revision notes. It is a convenient one stop resource which dispenses with the need to consult a mass of different information sources.

Masonry Wall Construction

Masonry Wall Construction
Author: A.W. Hendry,F. M. Khalaf
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 0203467728
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masonry Wall Construction Book Excerpt:

This volume provides a concise overview of the main facets of masonry wall construction, including materials, structural design, types of walls, movement, insulation, rain exclusion, site practice, defects and repair. The subject is covered in sufficient depth for a comprehensive introduction with reading lists after each chapter for those interest