Tuesday, June 12, 2007

347) Appraising Building Defects: Perspectives on Stability and Hygrothermal Performance ***

Cook, G.K. and Hinks, A.J. (1992). Appraising Building Defects: Perspectives on Stability and Hygrothermal Performance. Longman Scientific & Technical, Essex.
  • Stability of the structure (ms7-72)
  • Distortion and criteria (ms73-88)
  • The influence of structural form on failure symptoms (ms89-120)
  • Instability: the role of external forces (ms121-147)
  • Instability: structural form and deficiency (ms148-116)
  • Instability in the structure: the role of substructure (ms117-196)
  • Instability in the fabric (ms197-217)
  • Instability in materials (ms218-257)
  • Dimensional instability: moisture movement (ms258-283)
  • Dimensional instability: thermal movement (ms284-294)
  • Hygrothermal deficiency: introduction (ms295-299)
  • Penetration of the envelope by solids (ms300-312)
  • Penetration of the envelope by liquids (ms313-402)
  • Penetration of the envelope by gases (ms403-416)
  • Deterioration in coatings (ms417-426)
  • Deterioration in timber (ms427-442)
  • Thermal behaviour of the building (ms443-462)
  • References (ms463-473)
  • Further reading (ms474-476)