Building Condition Surveys: A Practical and Concise Introduction

3rd Edition

Mike Hoxley

RIBA Publishing
Published April 1, 2016
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781859466193 - CAT# Y327407

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Condition surveys are becoming increasingly important and standardised in approach but are a high risk service with the potential for legal consequences if mistakes are made. Professionals therefore require clear, up-to-date advice on how to inspect and report accurately and this book provides a one-stop shop of uniquely practical, concise and accessible guidance written by one of the leading authorities in the field. The key coverage includes:

  • Domestic and commercial surveys; surveys for historic, new and dilapidated buildings
  • Improvements to surveys including the inclusion of colour photographs, condition ratings, use of the term ‘technical due diligence’ and increased professionalization
  • New techniques for further investigation including thermography, endoscopy and ground radar
  • Advances in the diagnosis of causes of masonry cracking
  • New hazards such as Japanese Knotweed
  • Updated to reflect the latest RICS regulations, legislation and guidance on building surveying
  • Case studies of both bad and good practice and images to illustrate real world problems and solutions


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