By Donald Friedman
W.W. Norton & Co., 2000
Hard cover, 6.25" x 9", 176 pages
Learn from an experienced investigator why buildings should be inspected, what to look for, how to do it, when you need to hire an expert, and how to udnerstand the findings once a survey has been carried out. The scope includes ordinary wood-frame houses and small commercial structures as well as larger buildings.
This invaluable guide explains the principles of investigation and shows how to:
- Identify building types and mechanical systems
- Determine their condition
- Document the investigation through field work and other research
- Decide whether probing or other testing is needed
A helpful checklist of items for investigators to consider is also provided.
The Investigation of Buildings
is an essential reference for buidling professionals, from architects and engineers to owners, managers, and individuals planning to purchase, repair, or renovate a building.