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Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property is the first book to introduce the process of technical due diligence (TDD) and examine the role of the building surveyor within the commercial property sector. The book outlines the processes that the surveyor must go through when performing a TDD inspection and report and, most importantly, covers in detail the typical pathology and defects encountered during TDD.
Performing a TDD survey involves collecting, analysing and reporting on a huge amount of information, often under specific contractual conditions. The book covers everything the surveyor needs to know in order to do a proper job and includes analysis of materials, life cycles and potential defects on an elemental basis, with detail on individual components where necessary.
Coverage includes:
� an introduction to the TDD process and types of commercial buildings encountered
� chapters outlining the life cycle and defects of: structures, roofs, facades, finishes and services
� hundreds of illustrations and photographs of defects, real-world case studies and suggestions for further reading
� a final chapter covering legal issues and technical details.
This book fills a clear gap in the literature and is the first fully illustrated book on TDD dedicated to commercial building stock. It will help students and professionals to understand the process, the science involved and the reasons why defects occur, as well as their evolution and long-term impact.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Defining Technical Due Diligence and Commercial Surveying
The Nature of TDD and Commercial Building Surveys
The Acquisition Process
Environmental Due Diligence
 
Process Overview
Commercial property
Clients
Professionals
Constraints and Checklists
Aims, Objectives and Outcomes
TDD � Desk Survey Prior to the Site Visit
The Visit or Site Inspection
Reporting Process
Further Investigations
TDD and Building Management
 
Contract Instruction
Outline the Contract Instruction
Scope of Works
Specific Services
Limitations
Programme
Fees
 
 
Commercial Sectors
Offices
Retail
Industrial
Residential
Leisure
Public Sector
 
Roofs
Strength and Stability
Durability
Weathertightness
Thermal Efficiency
Technical Due Diligence Process and Inspection
Inspection Principles
Flat Roofs Versus Pitched Roofs
Cold Deck Versus Warm Deck
Roof Coverings
Parapet Walls
Rainwater Evacuation
Roof Lights
Other
 
Structure
Low-rise Commercial Buildings
Structural Movement of Low-rise Commercial Properties
Foundation Movement
Medium- and High-rise Commercial Properties
Concrete Structure
Steel Structure
Timber Structure
Structure Summary
 
 
Fa�ades
Functional Requirements
Common Fa�ade Materials
Brick
Loadbearing Stone Facades
Painted Stone
Stone Cladding
Metal Fa�ade Cladding
Render
Concrete
Concrete and Industrial Buildings
Timber
Glass
Fa�ade Cladding Systems
Weathering Steel
Vegetation
Graffiti
Facades Summary
 
Finishes
Common Parts
Surveying Internal Finishes
Site Inspection and Survey
Floors
Walls
Internal Partitions and Doors
Ceilings
Specific Use Areas
Finishes Summary
 
Building Services
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Electricity
Water/Sanitary Provision
Fire Detection / Alarm /Firefighting
Lifts
Summary of Building Services Assessment
 
External Areas
Car Parking
Access Roads
Pavements, Patios and Decking
Storage Yards and Hardstanding Areas
Waste Areas
Outbuildings
Lighting
Signage
Fencing and Boundaries
Vegetation and Landscaping
Summary of External Areas
 
Legal / Technical
Health and Safety
Fire Precautions
Accessibility
Environmental Consideration and Sustainability
Deleterious Materials
Cultural Heritage
Statutory Matters
Rights of Way, Easements and Shared Services
Boundaries
Guarantees and Warranties
Leasehold and Repairing Liabilities

Technical Due Diligence and Building Surveying for Commercial Property

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  • 1st Edition :September 20, 2018 by Routledge

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