Dampness in Buildings

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This book considers the performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture exclusion and looks in detail at condensation and rising dampness. A chapter on diagnosis includes a checklist of likely causes. The new edition includes more material on several topics, including dampness in masonry, problems arising from modern construction techniques, new materials, material incompatibility, and the difficulties associated with assessing dampness in buildings.

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About the author (1997)

Alan Oliver MSc, FIWS worked formerly as a Senior Scientific Officer with TRADA and Technical Sales Director of Protim Limited, before becoming Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, where he specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of dampness and timber infestation in buildings.

James Douglas BSc, ARICS and J. Stewart Stirling BSc, Dip Bldg Cons, ARICS are both Lecturers in Building Surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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