This practical book offers a well structured guide to inspecting and reporting on the condition of older buildings, and takes into consideration the traditional materials and techniques used in their construction. Part I summarizes the basics of surveying practice, including the inspection, assessment, defect diagnosis and monitoring of defects.
Part II examines the building elements, discussing the form of construction and their symptoms and diagnosis. This section provides specific advice on assessing industrial monuments and standing ruins, and features concise inspection checklists for ease of reference.
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