Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

A Practical Guide to the Science and Technology of Material Failure


A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.
  • CRC Press; November 2000
  • ISBN 9781135803698
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Defects and Deterioration in Buildings
  • Author: Barry Richardson
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

'Contains much to challenge current thinking.' ASI Journal

'A good starting point to develop a sound understanding of those building problems that they will frequently encounter.' Journal of Architectural Conservation July 2001

About The Author

Consulting Scientist, Winchester, UK