A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.The use of double glazing inplace of single glazing may seem attractive, as it can reduce structural Table 3.8 Heat losses from typical ... an existing singleglazed wood ormetal frame, or installing metal frames withthermal breaks or uPVC frames fitted withdouble glazing with anair ... by about 8%;ifthe costof installation is taken intoaccount, thecapital cost will be recovered overabout 25years, butinthe caseanbsp;...
|Title||:||Defects and Deterioration in Buildings|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2002-01-04|