The portable test equipment being used for commercial building surveys

Coday, A. and Hoxley, M., 2001. The portable test equipment being used for commercial building surveys. Structural Survey, 19 (4), pp. 173-184. ISSN 0263-080X

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Presents an early publication of the results of an RICS Research Foundation Education Trust funded project to investigate the use of modern non-destructive test equipment during surveys. Discusses the data collection and analysis phases in detail followed by the presentation of the preliminary findings of a national postal questionnaire survey of 143 building surveying practices. Stays confined to a discussion on the largest data set – equipment used for commercial and industrial surveys. New technology has made some impact in that more surveyors are using digital cameras and electronic measurement aids but little use is being made of portable materials testing equipment. The results have indicated that there are increasing trends in the use of endoscopes, some environmental measuring aids, metal detectors and electrical installation testing by surveyors.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Portable test equipment for commercial building surveys - help or hindrance?
Publication Title: Structural Survey
Creators: Coday, A. and Hoxley, M.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 2001
Volume: 19
Number: 4
ISSN: 0263-080X
Rights: © 2001 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:13

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