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Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

Author/EditorGorse, Christopher & Highfield David (Author)
Gorse, Christopher (Leeds Metropolitan U (Author)
ISBN: 9780415441247
Pub Date27/05/2009
BindingPaperback
Pages272
Edition2nd New ed
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
Offers guidance to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings. This book includes technological information, and covers areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.
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A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes:
existing floor and wall strengthening
facade retention
introduction of new floors
timber decay problems
fire-resistance
prevention of moisture and damp
upgrading thermal and acoustic performance.
This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.

A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes:
existing floor and wall strengthening
facade retention
introduction of new floors
timber decay problems
fire-resistance
prevention of moisture and damp
upgrading thermal and acoustic performance.
This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.

Christopher Gorse is a Reader and Project Director in the School of the Built Environment at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is also a project management consultant with industrial experience on civil and construction projects. As well as teaching across a wide range of built environment programmes he heads up research teams developing learning materials and investigating sustainability issues in construction. David Highfield was the Head of Construction and Project Management at Leeds Metropolitan University. A leading expert in the field of refurbishment and renovation he has given many presentations and has published widely on the subject.

Introduction 1. Why Refurbishment? 2. Upgrading the Fire-Resistance of Existing Elements 3. Upgrading Internal Surfaces 4. Upgrading the Thermal Performance of Existing Elements 5. Upgrading the Acoustic Performance of Existing Elements 6. Preventing Moisture and Dampness Within Buildings 7. Introduction of New Floors and Access Between Levels 8. Timber Decay and Remedial Treatments 9. Strengthening of Existing Timber Floors 10. Heavy-Lifting Systems 11. Underpinning Systems 12. Strengthening Existing Walls 13. Facade Retention. Index of Products and Systems

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