Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition)

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Appraising is not for the faint-hearted nor for the inexperienced. This publication will both increase the confidence of the experienced engineer and teach the beginner about the entire process. This third edition updates the seminal work of its predecessors. Also available to purchase in PDF format.

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This third edition updates the seminal work of its predecessors. Following an introduction, a brief section on legal implications and the report stages are followed by a chapter on preparation and influencing factors. The appraisal process is then described in detail, introduces testing and monitoring. The final chapter emphasises the importance of health and safety, in view of the sometimes hazardous conditions when entering and appraising existing structures. Detailed appendices cover:

  • Sources of UK-based information on design, construction and history 
  • Advice on acceptable risk levels for existing structures
  • Types of defect
  • Damage due to extreme events
  • Recent advances in fire engineering
  • Conventional and specialist test techniques
  • Methods of monitoring structures
  • Safety factors 
  • Residual service life 

     

  • Additional Information

    Format A4
    ISBN 978-1-906335-04-5
    Number of pages 196
    Publication date October 2010
    Publisher IStructE Ltd
    Author The Institution of Structural Engineers