Monitoring Building Structures

  • J. F. A. Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. G. S. T. Armer
    Pages 1-7
  3. J. F. A. Moore, B. J. R. Ping
    Pages 8-31
  4. D. Stevens
    Pages 32-67
  5. B. R. Ellis
    Pages 68-92
  6. A. Kenchington
    Pages 93-137
  7. G. S. T. Armer
    Pages 138-150
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book

Introduction

There is an increasing number of buildings that require informed decisions to be made about their continued safety and serviceability. Although social and economic issues are often all-important influences, the technical issues nevertheless need to be addressed objectively, efficiently and reliably. This book shows how monitoring the physical behaviour of a structure can assist the engineer to meet these conditions when making an assessment. The book is aimed primarily at the practising engineer charged with making recommendations in respect of safety and serviceability. By the same token, it will be of value to the client specifying a brief for assessment or evaluating the report of an investigation which involves monitoring. The book will also be one of reference for those engaged in research involving monitoring, and an aid to the advanced student who needs to understand better the full-scale performance in service of building structures. The need to assess safety and serviceability may arise for a variety of reasons, ranging from problems developing in service to change of use or the introduction of innovative features at the design stage. These reasons are explored in the first chapter which establishes a philosophy by which the assessing engineer can determine appropriate courses of action. Observations and measurements which do not address the real issues are worthless but too much information which cannot be effectively digested and interpreted is also not useful.

Keywords

design engine information measurement research safety service serviceability structure structures

Editors and affiliations

  • J. F. A. Moore
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of the EnvironmentBuilding Regulations DivisionLondonUK
  2. 2.Building Regulations EstablishmentWatfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-5894-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5896-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5894-8
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