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Maintenance and repair

  • Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environmentby Dilanthi Amaratunga; Richard Haigh

    Wiley 2011; US$ 139.00 US$ 120.47

    Disasters threaten all parts of the world and they appear to be increasing in frequency, scale and intensity. Despite huge improvements in the emergency response, permanent reconstruction is often uncoordinated, inefficiently managed and slow to begin. International agencies are geared to an efficient response in terms of humanitarian relief, but they... more...

  • Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Managementby Paul Appleby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 94.95

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve the energy efficiency of more than one building per minute... more...

  • Structural Aspects of Building Conservationby Poul Beckmann; Robert Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This practical guide to the assessment and repair of historic buildings is invaluable for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders working in all aspects of building conservation. Taking a practical step-by-step approach, the authors discuss the appraisal of buildings and the differences in structural behaviour between new and existing... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2009; US$ 572.00

    The importance of the architectural heritage for the historical identity of a region, town or nation is now widely recognised throughout the world. In order to take care of our heritage we need to look beyond borders to benefit from the experience gained by others and to gain a better understanding of its cultural background. This series of conferences... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture Xby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2007; US$ 548.00

    This volume has gathered the most recent advances in research and up-to-date studies of heritage buildings resulting in STREMAH becoming the most important conference of its kind. The book contains most of the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, incorporating the Maritime... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIIby C. A. Brebbia; L. Binda

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 674.00

    This book looks deeper into the importance of the historical identity of a region, town or nation. It is clear that we have the necessity to look beyond borders and share experiences and knowledge regarding heritage preservation.This Volume contains papers covering the latest advances in this field, presented at the twelfth and latest in a series of... more...

  • Building Maintenance Managementby Barrie Chanter; Peter Swallow

    Wiley 2008; US$ 85.99 US$ 74.52

    This new edition of an informative and accessible book guides building surveyors and facilities managers through the key aspects of property maintenance and continues to be of value to both students and practitioners. With the increasing cost of new-build, effective maintenance of existing building stock is becoming ever more important and... more...

  • Structural Rehabilitation of Old Buildingsby Anibal Costa; Joao Miranda Guedes; Humberto Varum

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book describes different construction systems and structural materials and elements within the main buildings typologies. It analyzes the particularities of each of type, including numerical modeling, vulnerability assessment and construction maintenance. more...

  • Building Adaptationby James Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 75.95

    As existing buildings age, nearly half of all construction activity in Britain is related to maintenance, refurbishment and conversions. Building adaptation is an activity that continues to make a significant contribution to the workload of the construction industry. Given its importance to sustainable construction, the proportion of adaptation works... more...

  • Facilities Change Managementby Edward Finch

    Wiley 2011; US$ 80.99 US$ 70.19

    Modern organisations are subject to continual change - technologies evolve, organisational structures are modified, people and underlying cultures are transformed. Yet the facilities that organisations occupy are static and can impede the changes that are essential to organisational survival. The response to change in terms of property and support... more...