A comprehensive, up-to-date and illustrated exposition of building maintenance in all its aspects, to serve the needs of building surveyors and other professionals involved in this activity and building, surveying and architectural students. It shows the great importance of properly maintaining buildings and the advisability of providing adequate feedback to the design team. All the main building defects are described and illustrated and the appropriate remedial measures examined. Alterations and improvements to buildings and the specifying, measurement, pricing, tendering and contractual procedures are all examined, described and illustrated. In addition, the planning and financing, execution and supervision of maintenance work receive full consideration.