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Investigations of Buildings: A Guide for Architects, Engineers and Owners

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An essential reference for building professionals, owners, managers, and individuals planning to purchase or renovate a building
An experienced investigator explains why buildings should be inspected, what to look for, how to do it, when to hire a professional, and how to understand what architects and engineers are talking about once a survey has been carried out. The scope includes ordinary wood-frame houses...

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Overview

An essential reference for building professionals, owners, managers, and individuals planning to purchase or renovate a building
An experienced investigator explains why buildings should be inspected, what to look for, how to do it, when to hire a professional, and how to understand what architects and engineers are talking about once a survey has been carried out. The scope includes ordinary wood-frame houses and small commercial structures as well as larger buildings.

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This guide explains the principles of investigation, and shows how to identify building types and mechanical systems, determine their condition, document the investigation through field work and other research, and decide whether probing or other testing is needed. The scope includes ordinary wood-frame houses, small commercial structures, and larger buildings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730548
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Series: Professional Book Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,294,495
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Friedman, author of Historical Building Construction, is the president of Old Structures Engineering and lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7
2 Investigation Principles 19
3 Building Types 43
4 Mechanical Systems 77
5 Damage 93
6 Documentation 103
7 Field Work 117
8 Probing 141
9 Testing 153
Conclusion 165
A Pocket Checklist for Investigators 170
Index 172
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