Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition) (PDF)

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Process-driven guidance for checking the adequacy of an existing structure - from understanding the brief (and being aware of legal and commercial considerations) - through to preparing a final report that considers all influencing factors.

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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 


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    Format PDF
    ISBN No
    Number of pages No
    Publication date October 2010
    Publisher IStructE Ltd