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Building surveys and reports

Verfasser/in: Edward A Noy; James Douglas
Verlag: Chichester, UK ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and  Weiterlesen…


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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
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Medientyp: Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Internet-Ressource, Computer-Datei
Alle Autoren: Edward A Noy; James Douglas
ISBN: 9781613449240 1613449240
OCLC-Nummer: 711039789
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (xvi, 409 pages) : illustrations
Inhalt: Preface to Fourth Edition. <p>Acknowledgements. <p>1 General Principles and Responsibilities. <p>1.1 What is a building survey. <p>1.2 Housing quality initiatives. <p>1.3 Other housing quality initiatives. <p>1.4 Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS). <p>1.5 Domestic survey implications. <p>1.6 Non-domestic condition rating system. <p>1.7 Condition appraisal. <p>1.8 The purpose of the survey. <p>1.9 Surveyor's responsibilities. <p>1.10 Contracts and fees. <p>2 Procedure and Equipment. <p>2.1 Basic survey methodology. <p>2.2 Preliminary operations. <p>2.3 Property risks. <p>2.4 Equipment for measured drawing surveys. <p>2.5 Equipment for surveying buildings and examining defects. <p>3 Measurement of Existing Buildings. <p>3.1 Preliminaries. <p>3.2 Internal measuring. <p>3.3 Roof space. <p>3.4 External measuring. <p>3.5 Levelling. <p>3.6 Plotting the survey. <p>4 Surveys of Historic Buildings. <p>4.1 General considerations. <p>4.2 Medieval churches. <p>4.3 Church towers. <p>4.4 Church bells and fittings. <p>4.5 Measured drawings. <p>5 Foundation Failures. <p>5.1 Introduction. <p>5.2 Causes of failure. <p>5.3 Differential movement. <p>5.4 Inadequate foundations. <p>5.5 Overloading. <p>5.6 Unequal settlement. <p>5.7 Effect of tree roots. <p>5.8 Shallow foundations. <p>5.9 Building on sloping sites. <p>5.10 Building on made up ground. <p>5.11 Diagnosis. <p>6 Defective Walls and Partitions Above Ground. <p>6.1 Type of failure. <p>6.2 Bulging and leaning walls. <p>6.3 Overloading. <p>6.4 Thermal and moisture movements. <p>6.5 Failure in arches and lintels. <p>6.6 Defective materials and chemical action. <p>6.7 Failures in bonding and defects at junctions. <p>6.8 Frost failure. <p>6.9 Cavity walls. <p>6.10 Built-in iron and steel members. <p>6.11 Tile and slate hanging and weatherboarding. <p>6.12 Partitions. <p>6.13 Assessment of cracks. <p>6.14 Natural stone masonry. <p>6.15 Defects in stonework. <p>6.16 Cast stone. <p>6.17 Recording defects. <p>7 Reinforced Concrete, Cladding Materials and StructuralSteelwork. <p>7.1 Description. <p>7.2 Corrosion and cracking. <p>7.3 Aggregates. <p>7.4 High alumina cement. <p>7.5 Thermal expansion. <p>7.6 Frost damage. <p>7.7 Electrolytic action. <p>7.8 Lightweight aggregates. <p>7.9 Deflection. <p>7.10 Diagnosis. <p>7.11 Brick panel walls in reinforced concrete frames. <p>7.12 No-fines concrete housing. <p>7.13 Autoclaved aerated concrete. <p>7.14 Description. <p>7.15 Concrete cladding defects. <p>7.16 Joint problems. <p>7.17 Metallic fasteners. <p>7.18 Metal profile sheeting. <p>7.19 Description. <p>7.20 Diagnosis. <p>8 Damp Penetration and Condensation. <p>8.1 Description. <p>8.2 Damp courses. <p>8.3 Diagnosis. <p>8.4 Solid walls with DPC absent or defective. <p>8.5 Stone walls in older buildings. <p>8.6 Basement walls and floors. <p>8.7 Heaped earth or paving against walls and bridging ofrendering. <p>8.8 Internal partitions. <p>8.9 Rising damp in ground floors. <p>8.10 Rising damp in old timber-framed buildings. <p>8.11 Locating damp penetration. <p>8.12 Parapet walls. <p>8.13 Cavity walls. <p>8.14 Leaks in plumbing systems. <p>8.15 Description. <p>8.16 Causes. <p>8.17 Diagnosis. <p>8.18 Problems with flues. <p>9 Timber Decay and Insect Attack. <p>9.1 Introduction. <p>9.2 Description. <p>9.3 Diagnosis. <p>9.4 Description. <p>9.5 Diagnosis. <p>9.6 Description. <p>9.7 Diagnosis. <p>9.8 Conclusion. <p>10 Roof Structures and Coverings. <p>10.1 Introduction. <p>10.2 General investigations. <p>10.3 Defects from natural causes. <p>10.4 Timber pitched roofs. <p>10.5 Timber flat roofs. <p>10.6 Steel trusses and lattice girders. <p>10.7 Older type roofs. <p>10.8 Services and other fittings in the roof space. <p>10.9 Electrical installation. <p>10.10 Roof insulation. <p>10.11 Party walls in roof space. <p>10.12 Introduction. <p>10.13 Types of slate. <p>10.14 Ridges, hips and valleys. <p>10.15 Examination of a slate roof. <p>10.16 Tiled roofs. <p>10.17 Bituminous felt and polymeric sheet roofing. <p>10.18 Asphalt. <p>10.19 Copper. <p>10.20 Lead. <p>10.21 Zinc. <p>10.22 Aluminium. <p>10.23 Stone slates. <p>10.24 Asbestos cement and translucent roofing sheets. <p>10.25 Asbestos cement slates. <p>10.26 Corrugated iron. <p>10.27 Thatch. <p>10.28 Wood shingles. <p>10.29 Roof lights. <p>10.30 Duckboards. <p>11 Fireplaces, Flues and Chimney Stacks. <p>11.1 Introduction. <p>11.2 Domestic fireplaces and flue entry. <p>11.3 Down-draught due to external conditions. <p>11.4 Flue investigation. <p>11.5 Flues serving gas fires. <p>11.6 Flues serving oil-fired boilers. <p>11.7 Hearths. <p>11.8 Old fireplaces. <p>11.9 Rebuilding. <p>11.10 Chimney stacks. <p>11.11 Industrial chimney shafts. <p>12 Timber Upper Floors, Floor Coverings, Staircases andLadders. <p>12.1 Introduction. <p>12.2 Structural timber floor defects. <p>12.3 Introduction. <p>12.4 Boarded floors. <p>12.5 Chipboard flooring. <p>12.6 Hardwood strip flooring. <p>12.7 Wood block. <p>12.8 Floor screeds. <p>12.9 Granolithic paving. <p>12.10 Terrazzo. <p>12.11 Cork tiles. <p>12.12 Linoleum. <p>12.13 Rubber flooring. <p>12.14 Thermoplastic, PVC and vinyl asbestos tiles. <p>12.15 Clay floor tiles. <p>12.16 Concrete tiles. <p>12.17 Magnesite flooring. <p>12.18 Mastic asphalt and pitch mastic paving. <p>12.19 Rubber latex cement flooring. <p>12.20 Metal tiles. <p>12.21 Slate. <p>12.22 Marble in tile or slab form. <p>12.23 Conclusion. <p>12.24 Timber staircases. <p>12.25 Metal staircases and ladders. <p>12.26 Reinforced concrete stairs. <p>13 Finishes and Joinery Externally and Internally. <p>13.1 Introduction. <p>13.2 Types of plaster. <p>13.3 Plasterboards and wallboards. <p>13.4 Metal lathing. <p>13.5 Plaster wall and ceiling defects. <p>13.6 Old plaster ceilings. <p>13.7 Types of board. <p>13.8 Common defects. <p>13.9 Types of tiling and fixings. <p>13.10 Common defects in finishes. <p>13.11 Types of partition and finish. <p>13.12 Doors and windows. <p>13.13 Skirtings, architraves and picture rails. <p>13.14 Cupboard fitments. <p>13.15 Ironmongery. <p>13.16 Examination of defects. <p>13.17 Introduction. <p>13.18 Rendering defects. <p>13.19 Pointing. <p>13.20 Defects due to poor application or unsuitablebackgrounds. <p>13.21 Interior finishes. <p>13.22 Exterior paintwork. <p>13.23 Metal surfaces. <p>13.24 Historic buildings. <p>13.25 Introduction. <p>13.26 Symptoms and defects. <p>14 Services. <p>14.1 Introduction. <p>14.2 Types of pipework. <p>14.3 Guide to checking cold water installations. <p>14.4 Old lead pipes. <p>14.5 Direct and indirect systems. <p>14.6 Oil-fired boilers. <p>14.7 Gas-fired boilers. <p>14.8 Wall mounted water heaters. <p>14.9 Gas fires. <p>14.10 Items to check. <p>14.11 Immersion heaters. <p>14.12 Storage heaters. <p>14.13 Boiler flues. <p>14.14 Introduction. <p>14.15 Common defects. <p>14.16 Materials. <p>14.17 Wash basins and shower trays. <p>14.18 Baths. <p>14.19 Bidets. <p>14.20 Sinks. <p>14.21 Taps. <p>14.22 Water closets and cisterns. <p>14.23 Urinals. <p>14.24 Introduction. <p>14.25 Types of soil and waste disposal systems. <p>14.26 Pipes. <p>14.27 Common defects. <p>14.28 Introduction. <p>14.29 Wiring systems. <p>14.30 The ring circuits. <p>14.31 Testing and inspecting installations. <p>14.32 Regulation of electrical installation work indwellings. <p>14.33 Introduction. <p>14.34 Checking defects. <p>14.35 Gas meter location. <p>14.36 Introduction. <p>14.37 Lift pit. <p>14.38 Lift shaft. <p>14.39 Machine room. <p>14.40 Prevention of damage. <p>14.41 Small service lifts. <p>14.42 Hand power hoists. <p>14.43 Stair lifts. <p>14.44 Natural ventilation. <p>14.45 Mechanical ventilation. <p>14.46 Air conditioning. <p>15 External Works. <p>15.1 Introduction. <p>15.2 Property erected before 1900. <p>15.3 Property erected after 1900. <p>15.4 Sketch plan of the system. <p>15.5 Pipes and fittings. <p>15.6 Drainage defects. <p>15.7 Testing. <p>15.8 Water test. <p>15.9 Air and smoke test. <p>15.10 Adjoining owners' drains. <p>15.11 Inspection chambers. <p>15.12 Deep inspection chambers. <p>15.13 Back-drop chambers. <p>15.14 Interceptors. <p>15.15 Access covers and frames 278 <p>gulleys and grease traps 279 <p>15.16 Gulleys 279 <p>15.17 Inspecting and checking gulley defects 280 <p>anti-flood devices, petrol interceptors and drainage <p>channels 280 <p>15.18 Anti-flood devices 280 <p>15.19 Petrol interceptors 281 <p>15.20 Drainage channels and gratings. <p>15.21 Cesspools/cesspits. <p>15.22 Septic tanks. <p>15.23 Pumping stations. <p>15.24 Disposal systems from roofs. <p>15.25 Disposal of surface water from paved areas. <p>15.26 Soakaways. <p>15.27 Recommendations. <p>15.28 The function of carriageways. <p>15.29 Flexible paving. <p>15.30 Concrete paving. <p>15.31 Blocks and slabs. <p>15.32 Tiles and setts. <p>15.33 Gravel and hoggin. <p>15.34 Examination of pavings. <p>15.35 Introduction. <p>15.36 Ownership of fences and walls. <p>15.37 Brick and stone boundary walls. <p>15.38 Retaining walls. <p>15.39 Timber and metal fencing. <p>15.40 Types of fencing and their defects. <p>15.41 Gates. <p>15.42 Introduction. <p>15.43 Inspection and checking defects. <p>15.44 Small domestic dwellings. <p>15.45 Large blocks of flats. <p>15.46 Lightning conductors. <p>15.47 Trees. <p>16 Fire and Flood Damage. <p>16.1 Introduction. <p>16.2 Preliminary investigation. <p>16.3 Brickwork. <p>16.4 Concrete structures. <p>16.5 Stonework. <p>16.6 Steel beams, columns and roof trusses. <p>16.7 Timber. <p>16.8 Roof structure. <p>16.9 Pitched roof coverings. <p>16.10 Flat roof coverings. <p>16.11 Floors. <p>16.12 Internal and external finishes. <p>16.13 Services. <p>16.14 Recording the defects. <p>16.15 Causes. <p>16.16 Preliminary examination. <p>16.17 General effects of flooding. <p>16.18 Foundations. <p>16.19 Ground floors. <p>16.20 Suspended ground floors. <p>16.21 Floor finishes. <p>16.22 Wall finishes. <p>16.23 Metal finishes and fastenings. <p>16.24 Drainage systems. <p>16.25 Pavings. <p>16.26 Recording defects. <p>17 Report Writing. <p>17.1 Introduction. <p>17.2 Presentation. <p>17.3 Report writing criteria. <p>17.4 Arrangement of information. <p>17.5 Format. <p>17.6 Valuations. <p>18 Legal Aspects. <p>18.1 Introduction. <p>18.2 Negligence defined. <p>18.3 Duty of care. <p>18.4 Breach of duty. <p>18.5 Damages. <p>18.6 Accuracy of estimates. <p>18.7 Brief reports. <p>18.8 Parties in tort. <p>18.9 Type of survey required. <p>18.10 Professional negligence relating to surveyingbuildings. <p>18.11 Recent negligence cases. <p>18.12 Disclaimers and limitation periods. <p>18.13 Trespass. <p>18.14 Party structures. <p>18.15 Indemnity insurance. <p>18.16 Property claims. <p>Appendices. <p>Appendix I Definitions of Inspections and Surveys ofBuildings (CIC Explanatory Leaflet). <p>Appendix II Sample Extracts of Survey Schedules &Checklists. <p>Appendix III Checklist for Property and Site Surveys. <p>Appendix IV Checklist for Building Surveys. <p>Appendix V Surveying Safely (Based on RICS 2004). <p>Appendix VI Report on Roof Defects (Village Hall). <p>Appendix VII Report on Property to be Purchased. <p>Appendix VIII Glossary of Building Inspection and RelatedTerms. <p>Bibliography. <p>Index.
Verfasserangabe: James Douglas and Edward A. Noy.


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