Historic Preservation: Project Planning and Estimating
- Applicable standards and financing
- Site survey and documentation methods
- Protecting finishes and features
- Hazardous materials
- Identifying and qualifying specialty contractors
- Mechanical/electrical systems upgrades
- Includes a reference guide on old building materials and how to restore them
The Cost Estimating section explains how to assemble a reliable, detailed estimate. The book also covers budgeting for future maintenance of the restored building.
Authored and reviewed by a team of leading experts in the field of historic preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation – authorities recognized nationwide in design and construction.
About the Authors.
Part I: Special Considerations of Historic Preservation Projects.
Chapter 1: What Makes a Property Historic?
Historic Landmark Criteria and Status.
Landmark Preservation Agencies.
National Preservation Agencies.
Chapter 2: The Project Phases & Design Team Services.
The Preservation Team.
Project Phases and Construction Document Development.
Project Design Services and Costs.
Non-Destructive Investigation Techniques.
Intrusive or Destructive Evaluation Techniques.
Field Documentation Methods.
Chapter 3: Hazardous Materials: Identification & Containment.
Hazardous Substances Common in Old Buildings.
Underground Storage Tanks.
Chapter 4: Conformance with Codes & Standards.
The Americans with Disabilities Act.
Laws Governing National Historic Preservation Programs.
Laws Governing National Historic Landmarks.
Government Agencies Affected by Federal Historic Preservation Laws.
The Section 106 Process.
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Chapter 5: Restoring Archaic Materials.
Determination of Original Materials.
Procurement of Archaic Materials.
Role of Craftspeople and Specialty Contractors.
Chapter 6: Upgrading Building Systems.
Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Data Systems.
Fire Protection and Alarm Systems.
Chapter 7: Access to & Protection of the Site.
Determining Access Requirements.
Responsibility for Access Provision.
Protecting Existing Components and Finishes.
Chapter 8: Mechanical/Electrical Systems.
Scope of Work.
Qualifying and Assembling the Project Team.
Electrical Design Issues.
Fire Protection Design Considerations.
HVAC Design Considerations.
Plumbing Design Considerations.
Maintenance of Mechanical/Electrical Equipment.
Part II: Historic Building Materials: Assessment & Repair.
Chapter 9: Metals.
Chapter 10: Masonry.
Architectural Terra Cotta.
Structural Clay Tile.
Thin Stone Veneer.
Gypsum Block or Tile.
Chapter 11: Concrete.
Architectural Precast Concrete.
Chapter 12: Wood & Plastics.
Chapter 13: Glass.
Vault Lights (Sidewalk Lights).
Pigmented Structural Glass.
Chapter 14: Floor Finishes.
Chapter 15: Wall & Ceiling Finishes.
Chapter 16: Roofing, Stucco, & Sealants.
Wood Shingles and Shakes.
Metal Roofing Systems.
Stucco (Cement Plaster).
Chapter 17: Paint Techniques, Wallpaper, & Gilding.
Decorative Paint Techniques.
Part III: Contract Administration.
Chapter 18: Preparing the Construction Documents.
Mock-ups to Evaluate Proposed Design Solutions.
Unknown and Non-Quantifiable Work.
General Contractor Qualifications.
Chapter 19: The Bidding Process.
Open Versus Closed Competitive Selection.
Instructions to Bidders.
Direct Selection of the Contractor.
Pre-Qualification of Contractors.
Types of Contracts.
Chapter 20: Quality Assurance & Contractor Selection.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
The Role of Team Members in a Quality Project.
Qualifying Bidders, Subcontractors, and Superintendents.
Part IV: Estimating Construction & Maintenance Costs.
Chapter 21: Costs Unique to Historic Projects.
Requirements in the Project Planning Phase.
Other Factors That Affect Costs.
Chapter 22: The Unit Price Estimate.
Site Visit and Evaluation.
Estimate Preparation Considerations.
Creating the Unit Price Estimate.
Estimating the 16 MasterFormat Divisions.
Chapter 23: Funding Sources & Investment Considerations.
Developing the Budget and Scope of Work.
Investment Tax Credits.
Other Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation.
Strategies for Generating Funds.
Chapter 24: Establishing a Maintenance Budget.
Building Study Components.
Existing Building Analysis.
Replacement Reserve Study.
Using a 20-Year Spreadsheet.
Annual Building Reviews.
Developing an EBA or RRS.
The Project Spreadsheet.
Preventive Maintenance System (PMS).
Who Performs These Studies?
Part V: Case Study.
Chapter 25: Commercial Rehabilitation of a Historic Building: The Candler Building.
Project Budget and Financial Incentives.
Schedule and Phasing.
Base Building Interior Rehabilitation.
A Final Word.
A: National Register Evaluation Criteria, Benefits of Listing, & Nomination Process.
B: Major Federal Statutes.
C.1: Professional, Trade, Advocacy, & Other Organizations.
C.2: Federal Organizations.
C.3: State Historic Preservation Officers.
C.4: State Organizations.
C.5: Funding Organizations.
D. Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques.
E. Further Study: Education & Resources.
Bibliography & Recommended Reading.
Glossary & Index.