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Building Pathology


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Introduction. Understanding buildings; Building performance; Defects, damage and decay; Survey and assessment; Remediation in practice; Building management and aftercare; Appendix A - Requirements of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2000; Appendix B - Hazard identification checklist; Appendix C - Useful addresses; Glossary; Index.

About the Author

David Watt is a chartered building surveyor and historic buildings consultant, working as Associate Director with Hutton + Rostron Environmental Investigations Limited. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Heritage at University College London. He has worked in both private and public sectors, and was Conservation Officer with Norfolk County Council between 1991?6 and Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University between 1996?05. He is co-author of Surveying Historic Buildings and Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings, and was Editor of the Journal of Architectural Conservation for ten years until 2005.


"David Watt has written a good book: informative, well researched and readable...a welcome addition to the literature on building defects and remedial action" Chartered Surveyor Monthly "An excellent introduction to the subject of building defects and their remediation, as well as being a useful reference work and aide-memoire for experienced workers in the field. It should attract a wide readership among architects, surveyors and building scientists in various disciplines." Journal of Architectural Conservation 'Watt has produced a fine textbook, combining holistic thinking with clear practical advice, lucid writing and some lovely illustrations.' McCaffer.com

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