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Architectural Forensics

This title is packed with 300 in-depth illustrations

Architectural Forensics

Price: $89.95

Product Code: 9780071498425

ISBN: 9780071498425


Binding: Hardcover/CD

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Architectural Forensics clearly defines the responsibilities, role and essential work of forensic architects. This unique reference gives comprehensive coverage of building failures and defects, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as formulating opinions, fieldwork, lab testing, and providing expert testimony.

Packed with 300 detailed illustrations, in-depth case studies, and numerous sample documents, this critical reference will take you step-by-step through every phase of conducting investigations, diagnosing building failures, curing and preventing building defects and reporting on findings. This book also includes strategies for avoiding liability and resolving disputes, which will potentially save you vast amounts of time and money. 438 pp.

Architectural Forensics features:

  • Full details on conducting investigations and reporting on architectural forensics
  • Practical insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony
  • Clear guidance on preventing and curing building defects and failures
  • Solid business advice with, marketing, presentation methods and how to setup up website and office
  • In-depth coverage of photogrammetry, field work, and lab testing
  • A valuable CD-ROM with sample templates, forms, checklists and cost data

Inside This Complete Architectural Forensics Toolkit:

  • Theory and Application of Architectural Forensics
  • Building Systems: Evaluation, Design, and the Forensic Architect
  • Building Systems and Other Issues: Failures, Prevention, Causes, and Remediation
  • The Forensic Consultant: Litigation, Investigative Techniques, and the Final Report
  • Business Development
  • Sample Documents
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary

Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Defining Architectural Forensics
  • Chapter 2. The Assignment/Investigation
  • Chapter 3. The Forensic Architect’s Role & Scope in Evaluations & Acquisitions
  • Chapter 4. The Evaluation/Investigation Process
  • Chapter 5. Nondestructive and Destructive Testing
  • Chapter 6. Forensic Photogrammetry
  • Chapter 8. Structural Systems
  • Chapter 9. Roofing Systems
  • Chapter 10. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • Chapter 11. Electrical & Lighting Systems
  • Chapter 12. Plumbing Systems
  • Chapter 13. Vertical Transportation Systems
  • Chapter 14. Interior Systems
  • Chapter 15. Exterior Closure Systems—Building Envelope
  • Chapter 16. Interior Air Quality—Environmental Issues
  • Chapter 17. Natural Hazards
  • Chapter 18. Additional Issues
  • Chapter 19. Your Own Office and Web Site
  • Chapter 20. Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and the Expert Witness
  • Acronyms & Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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