This book provides a well illustrated introduction to the discipline of building pathology, bridging the gap between current approaches to the surveying of buildings and the detailed study of defect diagnosis, prognosis and remediation. It features a number of case studies and a detailed set of references and further reading.
This second edition has been updated to reflect changes in legislation, guidance and construction, and provides new case studies that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the subject.
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.
"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