Book Name: Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas
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Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas


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The Authors of Building Surveys and Reports

James Douglas and Edward A. Noy are the editors of Building Surveys and Reports Fourth Version PDF E-book.

Most important Contents of Building Surveys and Reports PDF

    • Normal Rules and Obligations 
    • What’s a constructing survey
    • Housing high quality initiatives
    • Different housing high quality initiatives 
    • Housing well being and security score system (HHSRS)
    • Home survey implications 
    • A non-domestic situation score system 
    • Situation appraisal
    • The aim of the survey 
    • Surveyor’s duties 
    • Contracts and charges 
    • Process and Tools 
    • Fundamental survey methodology 
    • Preliminary operations 
    • Property dangers 
    • Tools for measured drawing surveys 
    • Tools for surveying buildings and inspecting defects 35 3 Measurement of Present Buildings Preliminaries 41 
    • Inner measuring 
    • Roof house 
    • Exterior measuring 
    • Leveling 
    • Plotting the survey 
    • Surveys of Historic Buildings
    • Normal concerns
    • Medieval church buildings 
    • Church towers
    • Church bells and fittings
    • Measured drawings
    • Basis 
    • Introduction 
    • Causes of failure
    • Differential motion 
    • Insufficient foundations


  • Overloading
  • Unequal settlement 
  • Impact of tree roots 
  • Shallow foundations
  • Building on sloping websites 
  • Building on made up floor 
  • Prognosis 
  • Faulty Partitions and Partitions Above Floor 
  • Sort of failure
  •  Bulging and leaning partitions
  • Overloading 
  • Thermal and moisture actions 
  • Failure in arches and lintels
  •  Faulty supplies and chemical motion
  •  Failures in bonding and defects at junctions 
  • Frost failure 
  • Cavity partitions 
  • Constructed-in iron and metal members 
  • Tile and slate hanging and weatherboarding 
  • Evaluation of cracks 
  • Pure stone masonry
  •  Defects in stonework
  • Solid stone 
  • Recording defects
  • Corrosion and cracking
  • Aggregates 
  • Thermal growth
  • Frost harm 
  • Electrolytic motion 
  • Light-weight aggregates 
  • Deflection 
  • Prognosis
  • Brick panel partitions in strengthened concrete frames 
  • No-fines concrete housing 
  • Autoclaved aerated concrete 
  • cladding supplies 

Preface to Building Surveys and Reports eBook

This e-book offers a complete information for surveyors and architects on the steps to take when approached by a shopper asking for a structural survey. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas BSc)

t offers with all sorts of buildings: home, industrial and industrial. Recommendation is given on how you can diagnose faults, with many detailed sketches and images for example the textual content.

Examples of varied sorts of reviews are given within the appendices. We live in an period of change. Adaptation of buildings for various makes use of and extensions to current buildings are commonplace.

In every of those circumstances measured and constructing surveys are mandatory. A few of the difficulties that are met with are described in Chapters 3 and 4, and recommendation is given as to how you can keep away from errors.

The e-book covers each outdated and new strategies of development. The topic has been handled mainly underneath the weather of development, most of that are interrelated. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas)

It’s assumed, nonetheless, that the reader has some information of constructing strategies.

Flood and hearth harm has been given a separate chapter because it includes completely different structural issues in diagnosing the trigger, in addition to negotiations with insurance coverage assessors earlier than steps for reinstatement will be put in hand. In the course of the previous 60 years, there have been many new supplies and development strategies utilizing new and conventional supplies.

The surveyor can now not be depending on a restricted vary of supplies however should train his judgment in a widening realm of options. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas)

The material of a constructing has to fulfill completely different consumer wants and occupational elements. The surveyor’s obligation is to establish what efficiency is required from the material when it comes to sturdiness and climate tightness.

It’s subsequently important that he will need to have a sound information of not solely constructing development, but additionally the efficiency of supplies in use.


The main focus of this e-book is totally on the normal development of residential and non-residential buildings. It goals to supply the reader with steering on the methodology and dangers of inspecting and surveying buildings typically. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas BSc)

What makes this revised version completely different from most of its rivals is that it features a comparability of the assorted surveys out there.

On this regard, reference has been made to the Development Trade Council’s 1997 steering observe on the definitions of constructing inspections and surveys (see Appendix I).

Additionally contained on this version are examples of typical schedules utilized in situation and dilapidations surveys. This dietary supplements the opposite pattern survey checklists described in Appendices III and IV. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas)

The significance given to development security has elevated for the reason that early 1990s. One of many appendices comprises steering from the Royal Establishment of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on surveying properties safely.

Appendix VIII comprises a glossary of phrases related to constructing inspections and surveys. The introduction of the ill-fated House Situation Report close to the tip of the primary decade of the twenty-first century has prompted a marked improve in publications coping with this topic.

It additionally addresses situation appraisal of non-domestic property utilizing the Division of Well being’s score system. The variety of guidelines schedules within the appendices has been expanded accordingly.The Bibliography of this fourth version has been expanded in addition to up to date to replicate this upsurge. The brand new materials on this version covers in barely extra element slate provide and slate defects. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas)

It’s hoped that this e-book turns into the principle primer for development undergraduates and novice constructing surveyors studying to examine and survey landed property. (Building Surveys and Reports by James Douglas)

Additionally, hopefully, extra skilled development professionals concerned in surveying buildings will discover this revised version helpful.


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