Summary and Info
Originally written by Noy (formerly of the Modernisation Division of the Greater London Council, UK) and revised by Douglas (building surveying, Heriot-Watt U., UK), this text provides instruction on the conduct of structural surveys in the UK. It deals with domestic, commercial, and industrial types of buildings and old and new methods of construction. It offers a comparison of the various surveys available in chapters on 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 chimneys; timber upper floors, floor coverings, staircases and ladders; finishes and joinery; services; external works; fire and flood damage; report writing; and legal aspects. Sample forms are included in appendices.
More About the Author
Edward Anthony Nolfi (born September 30, 1958, Warren, Ohio) is an American attorney, editor, teacher, and writer, and the author of numerous legal textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, including the first (and only) comprehensive legal terminology textbook published in the United States, Legal Terminology Explained (2009).