Asbestos for Surveyors

Author: Bill Sanderson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 765

Asbestos for Surveyors is a practical reference guide for all those responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos in buildings. The book is based upon the Control of Asbestos at Work Act 2002 and is intended to be a guide to the technical aspects of asbestos and why it was originally used. It illustrates where it may be found in buildings, what type of survey is required and how to undertake it. The information that the dutyholder needs from the surveyor to compile an adequate management plan is also detailed. This edition has been fully revised to take account of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2739), which came into force in November 2006. The regulations, which replaced three existing sets of asbestos regulations with a single set of rules, reduce exposure limits and introduce mandatory training for those working with asbestos.

Asbestos for Surveyors

Author: Bill Sanderson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 398

Asbestos for Surveyors is a practical reference guide for all those responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos in buildings. The book is based upon the Control of Asbestos at Work Act 2002 and is intended to be a guide to the technical aspects of asbestos and why it was originally used. It illustrates where it may be found in buildings, what type of survey is required and how to undertake it. The information that the dutyholder needs from the surveyor to compile an adequate management plan is also detailed. This edition has been fully revised to take account of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2739), which came into force in November 2006. The regulations, which replaced three existing sets of asbestos regulations with a single set of rules, reduce exposure limits and introduce mandatory training for those working with asbestos.

Building Surveys

Author: Peter Glover

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

View: 300

Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide. It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject.

Residential Surveying Matters and Building Terminology

In Alphabetical Order

Author: Les Goring

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 371

View: 854

This is an ideal reference book for students (undergraduates and postgraduates) studying Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, or Architecture, etc. It should also be of use to the Construction-related legal profession, Property Managers and Letting Agents. Builders (and homeowners, interested in identifying faults in their property), should also benefit from this book. Residential Surveying Matters and Building Terminology covers a wide range of new and old building terms, techniques, technologies and materials, but much more extensively than the average dictionary. The alphabetical format makes it easy to check up on terms and subject-areas quickly – and the detailed coverage (including helpful drawings by the author) provides clear guidance to the reader. This book covers a multitude of subject-areas, including condensation problems, cellar rot, wet rot and dry rot, thermal cracks, settlement cracks, metal wall-tie corrosion-and-expansion cracks, subsidence cracks, roof-spread recognition, bulging- and/or leaning-walls, etc. Further subject areas include inspecting and analysing residential building-structures, both internally and externally; appraising underground drainage systems; and personal commentary on survey report writing.

Building Surveys

Author: P. V. Glover

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

View: 198

Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide. This 6th edition has been updated to include changes in legislation and recent court cases, and highlights new concerns such as asbestos, contamination and energy efficiency in buildings. The book also contains details on the recently introduced Home Condition Report, compulsory for all home sellers as of June 2007, for which an estimated 7500 Home Inspectors will be needed. It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject. * Based on real-life experience of professional surveyors * Covers knowledge, techniques and equipment needed to inspect and report on a range of properties * Legal and regulatory requirements fully updated and explained including details on the Home Condition Report

Real Estate Concepts

A Handbook

Author: Ernie Jowsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 335

The essential reference tool for all real estate, property, planning and construction students. Real Estate Concepts provides built environment students with an easy to use guide to the essential concepts they need to understand in order to succeed in their university courses and future professional careers. Key concepts are arranged, defined and explained by experts in the field to provide the student with a quick and reliable reference throughout their university studies. The subjects are conveniently divided to reflect the key modules studied in most property, real estate, planning and construction courses. Subject areas covered include: Planning Building surveying Valuation Law Economics, investment and finance Quantity surveying Construction and regeneration Sustainability Property management Over the 18 alphabetically arranged subject specific chapters, the expert contributors explain and illustrate more than 250 fully cross-referenced concepts. The book is packed full of relevant examples and illustrations and after each concept further reading is suggested to encourage a deeper understanding. This book is an ideal reference when writing essays, assignments and revising for exams.

Watts Pocket Handbook

Author: Trevor Rushton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 334

View: 771

Back in print for the first time in years, the Watts Pocket Handbook renews its commitment to share industry knowledge by providing technical and legal information across a comprehensive spread of property and construction topics. Compiled by the Watts Technical Director, the Handbook provides specialist information and guidance on a vast selection of construction related subjects including: Contracts and procurement Insurance Materials and defects Environmental and sustainability issues Watts Pocket Handbook remains the must-have reference book for professionals and students engaged in construction, building surveying, service engineering, property development and much more.

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Author: Phil Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 796

View: 609

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

Author: Adrian Tagg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

View: 689

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property is the first book to introduce the process of technical due diligence (TDD) and examine the role of the building surveyor within the commercial property sector. The book outlines the processes that the surveyor must go through when performing a TDD inspection and report and, most importantly, covers in detail the typical pathology and defects encountered during TDD. Performing a TDD survey involves collecting, analysing and reporting on a huge amount of information, often under specific contractual conditions. The book covers everything the surveyor needs to know in order to do a proper job and includes analysis of materials, life cycles and potential defects on an elemental basis, with detail on individual components where necessary. Coverage includes: • an introduction to the TDD process and types of commercial buildings encountered • chapters outlining the life cycle and defects of: structures, roofs, facades, finishes and services • hundreds of illustrations and photographs of defects, real-world case studies and suggestions for further reading • a final chapter covering legal issues and technical details. This book fills a clear gap in the literature and is the first fully illustrated book on TDD dedicated to commercial building stock. It will help students and professionals to understand the process, the science involved and the reasons why defects occur, as well as their evolution and long-term impact.

Building Surveys and Reports

Author: James Douglas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 690

This book provides guidance on building survey work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings, with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are discussed, with guidance on how to carry out measured surveys. A separate chapter covers survey problems after flood and fire damage, and the legal section takes account of recent developments in case law relating to inspections and surveys of properties. This new edition continues to provide a thorough treatment of all the key issues relating to surveying buildings, dealing with the problems that surveyors are likely to encounter when inspecting buildings. Changes for the new edition include: Examples and references have been updated Evaluation of condition rating systems for domestic and commercial buildings A new section on the home condition reports More information on slate defects Bibliography revised and expanded, to make it more comprehensive Additional appendix showing the home condition report format