Building Failures: A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy, and Prevention

  title={Building Failures: A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy, and Prevention},
  author={Lyall Addleson},
Covers in detail nonstructural building failures frequently encountered by architects: those due mainly to damp, movement, and chemical/biological changes. Gives general advice on the diagnosis of faults and remedial work, followed by specific examples of causes and treatment of failures in particular parts of buildings. Includes technical studies on such recurrent problems as condensation, rising damp, and rot, and provides guidance on how to overcome building defects at the design stage.