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Explores damp in the context of historic buildings, explaining whythese structures require an individualistic approach. Outlines historicbuilding materials and construction and the history of damp treatments.Discusses the causes of damp related damage, concentrating on directpenetration of...
Briefly outlines the nature of vibrations and some of the factorsto be considered in their measurement and analysis. Acts as anintroduction to the surveyor or engineer who does not normally deal withvibrations, but who is aware that he may experience problems with them.
Discusses the London building regulations as applied to buildingswhich have a storey, or part of a storey at a greater height than 30m,and to buildings of the warehouse class or used for the purposes oftrade or manufacture, exceeding 7100 cubic metres in extent. Brieflyoutlines the history of...
Describes the 1989 Building Control Act in Singapore, whichrequires most building owners to commission periodic structuralinspections, offering opportunities for establishing a sound basis fornational corporate wholelife property asset management. Outlines thebackground to this legislation and...
Discusses the legal relevance of two factors in determining theobligations of the structural surveyor the time available forthe task to be executed and the price or fee agreed as remuneration.Studies the judicial attitudes with reference to actual cases wherereliance on time and price has been...
Attempts to set down the general principles, arrangements anddesirable contents of a report of a structural survey of a commercialproperty.
Discusses some of the extent and consequences of failures of hardpublic access floors, affecting among other building types hospitals,airports, railway stations and shopping centres. Describes the attitudestaken by clients and project managers, with reference to the growth ofnew and refurbished...
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