Mike Parrett, one of the UK’s leading Building Pathologists, co-author of the RICS Books’ best seller Diagnosing Damp and featured expert on BBC’s Raising the Roof series, presents a unique "award winning" training resource on DVD. Mike Parrett’s guide to Building Pathology is crammed with case studies, anecdotes and a vast store of information on the pathology of buildings – why they fail, how to diagnose the problem and what remedial measures can be put in place.
The six programme topics in the set deal with a wide variety of buildings, from historic castles, Venetian and Chang Dynasty buildings to current housing stock, in the UK, US and Scandinavia. It is a mine of information for anyone searching for the truth about building surveying, home inspection, construction and maintenance.
|Building failure needs to be looked at holistically. Dampness, in particular, is poorly understood and widely misdiagnosed. The prevalent tendency is to stop the investigation at the symptom and not get to the underlying cause. This series directly addresses gaps in common knowledge and provides not only many examples of best practice but also of a host of common mistakes that mar building construction, maintenance and renovation.
No-one involved in the design, construction, surveying, inspection or maintenance of buildings can afford to be without it!