Malcolm Holland



Looking for a practical guide to diagnosing structural movement in buildings? Look no further than Malcolm Holland’s expanded and updated Second Edition. This informative and easy-to-follow guide provides a structured approach to understanding evidence and confidently diagnosing the cause and impact of any structural movement you encounter.

Broken down into four parts, the book covers key principles of movement and cracking, common forms of movement and associated crack patterns, techniques used to arrest further movement or repair damage, and much more. With chapters on expansion cracking, roof spread, clay heave, and repair methods such as stitching in brickwork and underpinning, this book is an invaluable resource for the relatively inexperienced surveyor or engineer, as well as undergraduate students.

Not only does this guide provide comprehensive information on identifying and diagnosing problems, it also demonstrates a methodical approach to show and record how the diagnosis was reached, which is critical in client satisfaction. So, whether you’re a surveyor, engineer, or student, Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings is a must-read for anyone looking to confidently diagnose structural movement in buildings.


Print Length

304 pages


Publication Date 

9 Feb. 2023






14 x 1.75 x 21.75 cm