building surveys and reports fourth edition pdf
Also contained in this edition are examples of typical schedules used in condition and dilapidations surveys. This supplements the other sample survey checklists described in Appendices III and IV. The importance given to construction safety has increased since the early 1990s. One of the appendices contains guidance from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on surveying properties safely. Appendix VIII contains a glossary of terms relevant to building inspections and surveys.
The introduction of the ill-fated Home Condition Report near the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century has prompted a marked increase inpublications dealing with this subject. The Bibliography of this fourth edition has been expanded as well as updated to reflect this upsurge.
The new material in this edition covers in slightly more detail slate supply and slate defects.
It also addresses condition appraisal of non-domestic property using the Department of Health’s rating system. The number of checklist schedules in the appendices has been expanded accordingly.
It is hoped that this book becomes a main primer for construction undergraduates and novice building surveyors learning to inspect and survey landed property. Also, hopefully more experienced construction professionals involved in surveying buildings will find this revised edition useful.