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Building surveys and reports / by James Douglas.

By: Douglas, James.
Contributor(s): Noy, Edward A | Wiley InterScience (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010Edition: 4th ed.Description: pages cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444391091; 1444391097.Subject(s): Building inspection | Buildings -- Defects | Building inspection | Buildings -- DefectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Building surveys and reports.DDC classification: 690.21 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- General Principles and Responsibilities -- Procedure and Equipment -- Measurement of Existing Buildings -- Surveys of Historic Buildings -- Foundation Failures -- Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground -- Reinforced Concrete, Cladding Materials and Structural Steelwork -- Damp Penetration and Condensation -- Timber Decay and Insect Attack -- Roof Structures and Coverings -- Fireplaces, Flues and Chimney Stacks -- Timber Upper Floors, Floor Coverings, Staircases and Ladders -- Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally -- Services -- External Works -- Fire and Flood Damage -- Report Writing -- Legal Aspects -- Appendices. Appendix I: Definitions of Inspections and Surveys of Buildings (CIC Explanatory Leaflet) -- Appendix II: Sample Extracts of Survey Schedules & Checklists -- Appendix III: Checklist for Property and Site Surveys -- Appendix IV: Checklist for Building Surveys -- Appendix V: Surveying Safely (Based on RICS 2004) -- Appendix VI: Report on Roof Defects (Village Hall) -- Appendix VII: Report on Property to be Purchased -- Appendix VIII: Glossary of Building Inspection and Related Terms -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Deals with structural surveys for all types of building, domestic, industrial & commercial, including diagnoses of a wide range of defects, & a consideration of both modern & older construction methods.
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Front Matter -- General Principles and Responsibilities -- Procedure and Equipment -- Measurement of Existing Buildings -- Surveys of Historic Buildings -- Foundation Failures -- Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground -- Reinforced Concrete, Cladding Materials and Structural Steelwork -- Damp Penetration and Condensation -- Timber Decay and Insect Attack -- Roof Structures and Coverings -- Fireplaces, Flues and Chimney Stacks -- Timber Upper Floors, Floor Coverings, Staircases and Ladders -- Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally -- Services -- External Works -- Fire and Flood Damage -- Report Writing -- Legal Aspects -- Appendices. Appendix I: Definitions of Inspections and Surveys of Buildings (CIC Explanatory Leaflet) -- Appendix II: Sample Extracts of Survey Schedules & Checklists -- Appendix III: Checklist for Property and Site Surveys -- Appendix IV: Checklist for Building Surveys -- Appendix V: Surveying Safely (Based on RICS 2004) -- Appendix VI: Report on Roof Defects (Village Hall) -- Appendix VII: Report on Property to be Purchased -- Appendix VIII: Glossary of Building Inspection and Related Terms -- Bibliography -- Index.

Previous edition: published as by Edward Noy. 2005.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Deals with structural surveys for all types of building, domestic, industrial & commercial, including diagnoses of a wide range of defects, & a consideration of both modern & older construction methods.

Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley InterScience, 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 7, 2011). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.

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