Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair

Author: Patrick Reddin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317623894
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair provides housing officers, surveyors, landlords, tenants, lawyers and environmental health inspectors with the essential information they need to record, diagnose and remedy disrepair. Pat Reddin presents technical information methodically, including useful diagrams to help readers to develop an understanding of building materials and structures and to advise and take action on disrepair. The book is fully up to date with the latest legislation and is essential reading for environmental health professionals, surveyors and students alike.

Dealing with Disrepair

Author: Patrick Reddin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781898001065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide describing building materials and structures in straightforward language, giving a step-by-step guide to diagnosing disrepair. The book should be of interest to housing practitioners and housing studies students, lawyers involved in housing litigation, and tenants and leaseholders.

Diagnosing Damp

Author: Ralph Burkinshaw
Publisher: RICS Books
ISBN: 9781842190975
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Diagnosing damp takes the surveyor through the necessary techniques for undertaking a thorough examination of a building for dampness and to understand the limitations imposed at each level of investigation.

Repairs

Author: Jan Luba
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780905099491
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The third edition of this handbook sets out the law and practice on the enforcement of landlords' obligations for housing disrepair. Dealing with situations that advisers are most likely to encounter, the text has been updated and revised to cover legislative and case law developments, including the new rules on civil procedure as they relate to disrepair cases.

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

Author: Ian A. Melville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317285670
Format: PDF, Docs
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This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the public for commissioning. The limitations and attributes of these reports are discussed and their respective forms of advice considered in detail, together with the advice provided to buyers which is a legal requirement to Scotland. The authors stress the need for Surveyors to demonstrate their all-round abilities by putting themselves in their client’s shoes to provide advice appropriate to their needs and requirements. In doing so they set out a cogent criticism of the standardised forms of advice offered to buyers and the lack of transparency in how they are presented by comparing what is seen by the client and what is set out in the various guidelines available. Surveyors will find the site notes and sample reports invaluable in demonstrating how the same dwelling can be described in the reports available. Sample reports include: mortgage valuation report RICS Condition Report RPSA Home Condition Survey Scottish Single Survey and the RICS Home Buyer Report. This book is intended for all those engaged in inspecting and reporting on dwellings, whether experienced , newly qualified or studying for appropriate qualifications to become members of professional institutions. It will also be found useful to conveyancing solicitors acting for lenders.

A Practical Guide to Running Housing Disrepair and Cavity Wall Claims

Author: ANDREW. SKEATE MCKIE (IAN.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911035701
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Covers housing disrepair claims and cavity wall claims, and in particular focuses on the day-to-day issues encountered with such cases including spotting the winners and losers quickly and efficiently, practical tips for investigation, litigation tactics, a summary of the law, the important cases, and how to run these claims efficiently.

Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Author: Committee on a Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309091780
Format: PDF
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This interim report assesses issues related to animal management, husbandry, health, and care at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management that are threatening the well-being of the animal collection and identifies the "most pressing" issues that should be addressed.

Virtuous Waters

Author: Casey Walsh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520291735
Format: PDF, ePub
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Virtuous Waters is the first study of mineral waters and bathing in Mexico. It traces the evolving ideas about these waters, from European contact to the present, in order to shed new light on human-environment relations in the modern world. Our relation to water is among the most urgent of global issues, as increasing scarcity and pollution threaten food shortages, deteriorating public health, and the collapse of aquatic ecosystems. Drawing on ideas from political ecology, the author brings together an analysis of the shifts in the concept of water and a material history of environments, infrastructures, and bathing. The book analyzes a range of issues concerning complex "water cultures" that have formed around Mexican groundwaters over time and suggests that this understanding might also help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty-first century.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943582
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246214
Format: PDF
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.