Rainwater Penetration of Modern Buildings: Investigating Water Related Defects

Rainwater Penetration of Modern Buildings: Investigating Water Related Defects

by Kenneth F. Endean
     
 

Rainwater ingress afflicts many new buildings, giving rise to construction delays, disputes and litigation. This book describes leakage mechanisms and efficient investigation techniques. It also demonstrates that technical errors are often precipitated by organizational faults. Case histories are included, covering a wide variety of materials and systems, from… See more details below

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Rainwater ingress afflicts many new buildings, giving rise to construction delays, disputes and litigation. This book describes leakage mechanisms and efficient investigation techniques. It also demonstrates that technical errors are often precipitated by organizational faults. Case histories are included, covering a wide variety of materials and systems, from brick-work to curtain walling and from PVC membranes to profiled steel sheets. The author writes from extensive personal experience of defect investigations and offers pragmatic guidance on remedial work. When a defect exists and time is money, a survey report is not an end in itself: a cure is what counts. The inclusion of over 140 diagrams and photographs reinforces the text throughout and provides clear illustrations of likely problems and solutions. The intended readership includes architects, surveyors, engineers, building managers and students of those professions. The book will also interest solicitors who specialize in construction disputes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566075759
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

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