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Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildings [Hardcover]

Patrick Robson
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1 July 2005 1873394683 978-1873394687 2nd Revised edition

Structural appraisal is important to professionals concerned with the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of traditional buildings. It involves recognizing and establishing the cause of any structural damage and, if the damage is still active predicting its course. Such knowledge forms the basis for appropriate and efficient action. This book offers a comprehensive guide to the common causes of structural damage. It examines the techniques for collecting evidence including desk study, visual inspection, distortion survey, testing and ground investigation as well as offering advice on managing liability. Each appraisal is unique. A wide range of investigative techniques are described covering most of the circumstances that are likely to occur in practice. The second edition has been substantially re-written and includes more than 150 diagrams illustrating the main principles. There is additional material on; structural behaviour; initial appraisal; building types; use of iron in buildings; and the problems that occur with buildings built on clay.

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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873394683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873394687
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,797,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"... contains a wealth of information and practical wisdom gleaned from the author's extensive personal experience. The Structural Engineer Good practical examples help to show how effective interpretation can be achieved including the monitoring of movement. Architects and Surveyors Institute Journal"

About the Author

Patrick Robson is a civil and structural engineering consultant with more than twenty years experience of investigating and remedying defects. He is also the author of Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings.

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I found this to be a very expensive book at 42.50 and currently only available in hardback, so a cheaper paperback vision would be welcome.

I found that the book entitled `Cracking and Building Movement' by Peter R. Dickinson and Nigel Thornton (ISBN Number 1842 191 56X), even though it was more expensive at 51.00 for a paperback edition a far better book. It was easier to read and written in a way which is more understandable to follow. I have used this book many times in my construction related degree, and yes it is more money, but if it is used many times and results in me attaining higher marks than it has got to be better value for money that the Structural Appraisal of Traditional Building book. Mine's for sale if anyone wants it, but I'm not selling my Dickinson book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coverage 12 April 2012
A very thorough coverage of the issues and written in an accessible way. Unlike many structural textbooks the approach is not calculation based which may disappoint engineers but does mean that the principles are very clear.
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