Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope (30-00)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Standards ASCE/SEI 30-00
2000 / 64 pp.
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$50.00 List / $37.50ASCE Member
Stock No. 47062 / ISBN: 9780784470626
Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope provides a guideline and methodology for assessing the condition and performance of existing building envelope systems and components, as well as identifying problematic and dysfunctional elements. Because the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and improvement of existing buildings have assumed a more prominent role in meeting national needs, the ability to accurately assess the conditions of a building is imperative. Failures of the building envelope can result in safety and health problems, as well as structural damage. Proper evaluation of the building envelope is often the first step toward stabilization and rehabilitation of the building. This Standard is a compilation of basic information, procedures, and references; it will be an asset to the investigator developing a logical approach to the assessment of the building envelope in order to focus on fundamental defects rather than outward symptoms.