Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
It discusses conservation engineering philosophy, exposes the conflict between building codes and conservation legislation, and offers solutions. Leading-edge, on-site metric survey techniques are described and a range of structural advice is given, including methods of repair in relation to philosophical principles. Causes of induced movement in historic buildings are explained, together with basic soil mechanics and the assessment and diagnosis of structural failure. Chapters also cover the conservation of different types of construction: masonry, iron and steel, and concrete and reinforced concrete.
Fourteen chapters written by the experts present today’s key issues in structures and construction for historic building conservation: Bill Blake, Michael Bussell, David Cook, Dina F. D’Ayala, Steve Emery, Michael Forsyth, Ian Hume, Peter Norris.
1 What is conservation engineering? (Dina F. D’Ayala and Michael Forsyth).
2 The philosophy of conservation engineering (Ian Hume).
3 The Building Regulations and related legislation (Peter Norris).
4 Metric survey techniques for historic buildings (Bill Blake).
5 Investigating, monitoring and load testing historic structures (Ian Hume).
6 Basic soil mechanics, foundations and repair of settlement damage (David Cook).
7 Effects of induced movement (Michael Bussell).
8 Repairs to historic structures (Ian Hume).
9 Numerical modelling of masonry structures (Dina F. D’Ayala).
10 Use of iron and steel in buildings (Michael Bussell).
11 Conservation of concrete and reinforced concrete (Michael Bussell).
12 Fire safety and historic buildings (Steve Emery).
13 The effects of road traffi c vibration on historic buildings (Ian Hume).
14 Scaffolding and temporary works for historic structures (Ian Hume).
* strong focus on engineering and craft solutions
* offers a comprehensive overview of a multi-disciplinary area to encourage disparate groups of professionals to work more closely
* full colour throughout
Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation (US $100.00)
-and- Interior Finishes and Fittings for Historic Building Conservation (US $80.00)
Total List Price: US $180.00
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