Building Failures: Diagnosis And Avoidance by W.h. RansomBuilding Failures: Diagnosis And Avoidance by W.h. Ransom

Building Failures: Diagnosis And Avoidance

byW.h. Ransom, W. H. Ransom


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In recent years building failures and the resulting lawsuits and awards for damages have frequently been in the news. The biggest headlines may have been reserved for structural failures and complete collapses, but we should not forget the less newsworthy failures such as leaky roofs, damp walls, dropped foundations and rotted timber. This book gives practical guidance on the prevention of failure by describing the nature and cause of the most common defects in buildings, and then shows how they should be avoided in design and construction.
Title:Building Failures: Diagnosis And AvoidanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.45 inPublisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0419142703

ISBN - 13:9780419142706

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Agencies causing deterioration. Durability of materials. Moisture. Foundations. Floors, floor finishes and DPMs. Walls and DPCs. Cladding. Doors and windows. Roofs. Services. Failure patterns and control. References. Further reading. Index.