Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-26
  • Publisher: Spon Press

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A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, providing solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues with technical drawings and case-studies. Essential purchase for all construction professionals engaged in this kind of work and students of construction, surveying and architecture.

Table of Contents

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. Fašade retention Index of products and systems

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