Covering common problems, likely failures and their remedies, this is an essential on-site guide to the behaviour
of a building’s structure. Presented in a clear structure and user-friendly style, the book goes through all the structural aspects of a building and assesses the importance of the different components. It explains the structural behaviour of buildings, giving some of the basics of structures together with plenty of real-life examples and guidance.
Keywords: architecture; Trada Truss; Cruck frame;permanent and dead loads;variable and imposed loads;factors of safety; Euler; Connection and restraint;breathable construction;aisled construction; precast concrete housing;steel frame housing;bending failure; deflection; corrosion; shear failure; Hydorphobic cement;primary tension failure; designated mix; designed mix; Kiln dried timber;bending moment; strip foundation;Thaumasite attack;Sulphate attack;lime mortar;lime putty;middle third;frost resistance; racking; damp; floor joist;timber notches and holes; close couple roof; cut roof; Monopitch roof; modern truss types;hip beam and dragon tie;Inversion theory; arches; domes; composite column; Peat subsidence; Alluvium; Lucustrine; tufa; boreholes; Buddleia; Radon;seismic refraction; Japanese knotweed; disproportionate collapse; Part A Building Regulations;systematic risk assessment;Wall thickness; Wind loading; Deformation;Eurocode 7;BS8002;CP2;Overturning;Flitch beams;Acrow prop; Lintel; High Alumina Cement;Daisy wheel;Ordnance datum; Golden mean; Masonic marks, Structural & Building Engineering, Construction, Structural & Building Engineering, Construction