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Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer

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Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer

Robert A. Young

ISBN: 978-0-471-78836-2 March 2008 448 Pages

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This introduction to historic preservation goes well beyond the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and shows how wood, stone, masonry, and metal were used in the past and how adaptive re-use can be employed to bring modern amenities to historic structures. The book covers all aspects of the exterior and interior building fabric, including windows, roofing, doors, porches, and electrical and mechanical systems for both residential and small-scale commercial buildings. Richly illustrated with photographs showing typical elements of historic buildings, decay mechanisms, and remediation techniques, the book also contains a variety of useful case studies and features a companion Website that offers dozens of additional images and resources.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Process Overview 1

Chapter 1 Overview 3

Chapter 2 Health and Life Safety 17

Chapter 3 Building Pathology: Investigation, Analysis, and Assessment 31

Part II Building Materials 45

Chapter 4 Wood 47

Chapter 5 Masonry 79

Chapter 6 Concrete 115

Chapter 7 Architectural Metals 131

Part III Building Fabric 153

Chapter 8 Roofing 155

Chapter 9 Exterior Wall Cladding 175

Chapter 10 Windows 199

Chapter 11 Entrances and Porches 221

Chapter 12 Storefronts 239

Part IV Building Ornamentals and Finishes 253

Chapter 13 Floors 255

Chapter 14 Walls and Ceilings 271

Chapter 15 Art and Stained Glass 289

Chapter 16 Wood Carving and Millwork 303

Chapter 17 Decorative and Flat Plaster 319

Chapter 18 Protective and Decorative Finishes 333

Part V Special Topics 351

Chapter 19 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems 353

Chapter 20 Building Service Systems 365

Chapter 21 Lighting and Electrical Systems 377

Chapter 22 Sustainability 389

Appendix A: Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties 403

Appendix B: Historic Preservation Technology Resources 415

Glossary 419

Index 429

"...straightforward layout and sensible approach -- each chapter tackles a different building material or architectural component, moving from a historical overview to a review of common problems and recommended solutions -- will make this detailed guide required reading for anyone interested in repairing and maintaining an old house." (Old-House Journal, July-August 2008)

"Young…has done a really great job with the task he set out to do. His coverage of the subject is very comprehensive in nature." (ARBA, June 2008)

"The book covers all aspects of the exterior and interior buliding fabric...Richly illustrated with photographs...a variety of useful case studies" ( Listed Heritage Magazine, September)

  • Illustrates adaptive re-use as a means to bring modern amenities to historic structures, whether through the use of modern building systems or application of the latest building codes
  • Addresses every likely challenge, including life safety and accessibility issues, seismic upgrades, as well as considerations of sustainability
  • Covers all aspects of the exterior and interior building fabric, including windows, roofing, doors, porches, and the electrical and mechanical systems for both residential and small scale commercial buildings
  • Vastly illustrated with photographs showing typical elements of historic buildings, decay mechanisms, and remediation techniques
  • Combines sustainable design principles with historic preservation technologies
  • Case studies show real-world examples of rehabilitation projects throughout the United States