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Defects in Industrial Buildings

How to identify and report on common defects in industrial properties

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Wed 14 Nov 2018
05:45 PM - 07:15 PM
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


With the increasingly popular use of new materials and modern methods of construction it has resulted new and emerging building defects. This talk will examine what these defects are and how you can correctly identify and report on them.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain technical guidance on diagnosing unusual building defects
  • Leave with techniques to provide clients with clear, relevant and useful advice
  • Hear from practising surveyors with real life case studies and examples to share


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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Trevor Rushton FRICS

Technical Director, Watts International

Trevor has over 35 years’ experience in commercial building surveying.  He joined Watts and Partners in 1983 and is now Technical Director of the firm. Trevor specialises in building pathology and is a prolific writer and speaker on technical topics and a regular speaker for RICS conferences and events.

He has helped to draft the RICS Guidance note on Building Surveys and Technical Due Diligence of Commercial Buildings. He is editor in chief of the Watts Pocket Handbook.

He authored “Investigating Hazardous and Deleterious Materials” published by RICS Books along with a companion volume “Investigating Defects in Commercial and Industrial Buildings”. He also serves on the editorial board of the Building Surveying Journal.

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT