Identifies common defects such as crazing, colour variations, cracking in solid construction, vertical and horizontal cracking in rendering on metal lathing, cracking in a pattern closely following joints in the background, hollow sounding or detached areas, and soft finish. Offers possible practical remedial measures for each.
For more than 30 years, The Concrete Society has been publishing technical reports and advice notes to serve the needs of clients, architects, engineers, specifiers, suppliers, contractors and users of concrete.
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight for customers in a broad range of industries. Our customer product and service solutions span four major areas of information: energy, product lifecycle management, environmental and security. By focusing on our customers first, we deliver data and expertise that enable innovative and successful decision-making. Customers range from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS has been in business since 1959 and employs more than 3,500 people in 35 locations around the world.