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DIG 251 Assessment of damage in low-rise buildings

Publication Year
1995

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Green 
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Abstract

Discusses the assessment and classification of visible damage resulting from structural distortion. The assessment is based on a description of work considered necessary to repair the building fabric; classification into six categories is recommended, taking into account the nature, location and type of damage. The most common causes of damage are discussed. The various causes of ground movement giving rise to damage are described briefly and emphasis is given to the identification of conditions where the movement might lead to progressive deterioration. The digest will assist building professionals, property valuers and insurance advisors both in putting building damage into its true perspective and in determining necessary action, either in the form of seeking expert advice or in recommending simple repairs.


ISBN

1860810454


Publisher Information

BRE

BRE is a building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment.

IHS BRE Press
The Capitol Building
Bracknell
RG12 8FZ
UK

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