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- DescriptionThis book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports them. It goes on to explain how the structural design of buildings has to cope with uncertainty. Techniques for doing so are well established for new buildings, but the viewpoint changes when existing buildings need to be repaired or refurbished. The most common sources of structural damage are listed. The more serious and progressive ones are described in detail, as an aid to diagsis and progsis. An understanding of progsis enables repairers to decide whether urgent intervention is necessary or whether the problem can be allowed to run its course. A straightforward method is proposed for arriving at the most suitable remedy. Several typical repairs are illustrated. The book covers many allied topics, including the principles of conservation, health and safety and preventative maintenance. A chapter is devoted to the special needs of insured perils.
- Author BiographyPatrick 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 Appraisal of Traditional Buildings.
- Author(s)P. E. B. Robson
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/09/1999
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintDonhead Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight974 g
- Width172 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine25 mm
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