Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition)

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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) - to preparing a final report that considers all influencing factors.

Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition)

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This third edition updates the seminal work of its predecessors. Following an introduction, sections on the brief, legal implications and the report stages lead into a chapter on preparation and influencing factors. The appraisal process is then described in detail, before testing and monitoring is introduced. The use and properties of materials is then discussed, before a final chapter on health and safety considerations. 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