Common defects

Defects interfere with the relationship between the physical building and the client's desires, perceptions and expectations. This section reflects defects that are common, difficult to diagnose, or complex to resolve, and provides a compendium of common defects.

The section also explores how to begin investigating a defect, what the most likely causes are and the common pitfalls to avoid when analysing cause and effect.   

This section is maintained by Andrew Harris of Arden.

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