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Building Surveys Reports 3e / Edition 3

Building Surveys Reports 3e / Edition 3

by Edward A. Noy, James Douglas


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ISBN-13: 9781405121477
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/08/2005
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Edward Noy trained as a building surveyor at Erith Technical College and in private practice, where he spent the early part of his career. He in building construction and materials at a technical college for some years, held a senior post in the Modernisation Division of the Greater London Council, and worked in private practice, surveying all types of property and advising clients on alterations, extensions and maintenance repairs.

James Douglas is a Lecturer in Building Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 1986 after over twelve years in the public, sector, dealing primary with the maintenance and adaptation of buildings. He has also had practical experience of inspecting and surveying buildings, particularly for dampness problems. He is co-reviser of Alan Oliver's book Dampness in Buildings and author of Building Adaptation. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Structural Survey and a Visiting Lecturer in technology, teaching building technology and maintenance technology for the College of Estate Management.

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to Third Edition.


1. General Principles and Responsibilities.

2. Procedure and Equipment.

3. Measurement of Existing Buildings.

4. Surveys of Historic Buildings.

5. Foundation Failures.

6. Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground.

7. Reinforced Concrete, Cladding Materials and Structural Steelwork.

8. Damp Penetration and Condensation.

9. Timber Decay and Insect Attack.

10. Roof Structures and Coverings.

11. Fireplaces, Flues and Chimney Stacks.

12. Timber Upper Floors, Floor Coverings, Staircases and Ladders.

13. Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally.

14. Services.

15. External Works.

16. Fire and Flood Damage.

17. Report Writing.

18. Legal Aspects.




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