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Successfully Conduct and Report on Any Architectural Forensic Investigation Architectural Forensics clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and essential work of forensic architects. This unique resource offers comprehensive coverage of building defects and failures, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as fieldwork, lab...
Successfully Conduct and Report on Any Architectural Forensic Investigation Architectural Forensics clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and essential work of forensic architects. This unique resource offers comprehensive coverage of building defects and failures, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as fieldwork, lab testing, formulating opinions, and providing expert testimony. Packed with 300 illustrations, in-depth case studies, and numerous sample documents, this vital reference takes you step-by-step through every phase of conducting investigationsâ€¦diagnosing building failuresâ€¦ preventing and curing building defectsâ€¦and reporting on findings. The book also includes strategies for avoiding liability and resolving disputes-potentially saving vast amounts of time and money. Authoritative and up-to-date, Architectural Forensics features: Full details on conducting investigations and reporting on architectural forensics Clear guidance on preventing and curing building defects and failures In-depth coverage of field work, photogrammetry, and lab testing Practical insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony Solid business advice on presentation methods, marketing, and setting up an office and website A valuable CD with sample forms, checklists, templates, and cost data Inside This Complete Architectural Forensics Toolkit â€¢ Theory and Application of Architectural Forensics â€¢ Building Systems: Design, Evaluation, and the Forensic Architect â€¢ Building Systems and Other Issues: Failures, Causes, Prevention, and Remediation â€¢ The Forensic Consultant: Investigative Techniques, Litigation, and the Final Report â€¢ Business Development â€¢ Abbreviations and Acronyms â€¢ Glossary â€¢ Sample Documents
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