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.