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Structural appraisal of traditional buildings

Author: Patrick Robson
Publisher: Shaftesbury : Donhead, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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Offers a comprehensive guide to the common causes of structural damage. This book examines the techniques for collecting evidence including, desk study, visual inspection, distortion survey, testing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Robson
ISBN: 1873394683 9781873394687
OCLC Number: 61871485
Notes: Previous edition: Aldershot: Gower, 1991.
Description: viii, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I Introduction to appraisal: Principles; Structural behaviour; Types of building; The early use of iron; Types of foundations; Dating buildings; Part II Damage: Superstructure; Shrinkage and expansion; Deterioration; Ground movement; Part III Methods of Investigation: Desk study; Initial appraisal; Visual inspection; Distortion survey; Testing: above ground; Testing: below ground; Monitoring; Part IV Interpretation: Causes and indicators; Masonry and earth; Timber frame; Enhancing information; Part V Special Issues: Houses on clay; Sudden damage; Managing liability; Conclusions.
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