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Understanding Historic Building Conservation

Author : Michael Forsyth
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This book is the first in a series of volumes that combineconservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge oftraditional materials, and structural and constructionalconservation techniques and technology: • Understanding Historic Building Conservation • Materials & Skills in Historic BuildingConservation • Structures & Construction in Historic BuildingConservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and toprovide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects,surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies,managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leadingarchitects, structural engineers and related professionals toreflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application,taking the reader through the process of historic buildingconservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamworkinvolved. This present volume – Understanding Historic BuildingConservation – discusses conservation philosophy and theimportance of understanding the history of a building before makingstrategic decisions. It details the role of each conservation teammember and sets out the challenges of conservation at planninglevel in urban, industrial and rural contexts and in theconservation of designed landscapes. The framework of legislationand charters within which these operate is described and the bookalso provides guidance on writing conservation plans, explains thefundamental issues of costing and contracts for conservation andhighlights the importance of maintenance. Eighteen chapters written by the experts present today’skey issues in historic building conservation: Timothy Cantell,Martin Cherry, Nigel Dann, Peter Davenport, Geoff Evans, KeithFalconer, Colin Johns, Jeremy Lake, Jonathan Lovie, DuncanMcCallum, James Maitland Gard’ner, Martin Robertson, AdrianStenning, David H. Tomback, Giles Waterfield, Philip Whitbourn,John Winter.

Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation

Author : Michael Forsyth
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This book is the third in a series of volumes that combineconservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge oftraditional materials, and structural and constructionalconservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic BuildingConservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and toprovide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects,surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies,managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leadingarchitects, structural engineers and related professionals toreflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. Thebooks are structured to be of direct practical application, takingthe reader through the process of historic building conservationand emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. The present volume - Materials & Skills for HistoricBuilding Conservation – describes the characteristics andprocess of decay of traditional materials which inform theselection of appropriate repair techniques. It provides essential information on the properties of theprincipal traditional external building materials. Theiravailability, sourcing and environmental impact is covered, as wellas the causes of erosion and decay, and the skills required fortheir application on conservation projects. It covers the main most commonly used materials and conservationtechniques including stone, brickwork, lime products, concrete,iron and steel, timber, wattle and daub, and glass, Thirteen chapters written by the experts present today's keyissues in materials and skills for historic building conservation:Gus Astley, Patrick Baty, Charley Brentnall, Michael Bussell,Michael Forsyth, Tony Graham, Chris Harris, David McLaughlin, BrianRidout, Mike Stock, Geoff Wallis, Ian Williams, Rory Young

Informed Conservation

Author : Catherine M. Clark
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These guidelines contain advice on techniques for understanding historic buildings and their landscapes and, specifically, how to apply that understanding to conservation projects, such as repair, alteration, development or management.

Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation

Author : Michael Forsyth
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This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors. In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. This present volume – Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation - traces the history of structures in various materials and contains guidance on the survey, assessment and diagnosis of structures and the integration of building code requirements within the historic fabric. 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

Interior Finishes and Fittings for Historic Building Conservation

Author : Michael Forsyth
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Interior Finishes & Fittings for Historic Building Conservation complements Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation, combining the history and application of each material with current knowledge of maintenance and conservation techniques. Of direct practical application in the field, it takes the reader through the process of conserving historic interior finishes, covering everything from decorative plasterwork, joinery and paint colour; to chimneypieces, lighting and fire safety management. The series is particularly aimed at construction professionals – architects, decorative arts historians and specifiers, surveyors, engineers – as well as postgraduate building conservation students and undergraduate architects and surveyors as specialist or optional course reading. The series is also of value to other professional groups such as commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors, and interested individuals involved in house refurbishment or setting up a building preservation trust. While there is a focus on UK practice, most of the content is of relevance overseas (just as UK conservation courses attract many overseas students, for example from India, China, Australia and the USA). The chapters are written by leading conservators, historians, architects, and related professionals, who together reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. This volume on the historic interior is the fourth of a series on Historic Building Conservation that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation Interior Finishes & Fittings for Historic Building Conservation While substantial publications exist on each of the subject areas - some by the authors of the Historic Building Conservation series - few individuals and practices have ready access to all of these or the time to read them in detail. The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge within four volumes, sufficient for the professional to appreciate the subject better and to know where to seek further help.

Practical Building Conservation

Author : Ian McCaig
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Timber deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vaststructural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of the book covers appropriate methods of repair and maintenance.

Practical Building Conservation

Author : David Odgers
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Stone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.

Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation

Author : Marion Harney
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International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation

Author : Zeynep Aygen
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The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation, the study of contemporary paradigms and case studies in most universities and within wider interest circles, predominantly in the UK, Europe, and USA focus mainly on Europe and sometimes the USA, although the latter is often excluded from European publications. With an increasingly multicultural student body in Euro-American universities and with a rising global interest in heritage preservation, there is an urgent need for publications to cover a larger geographical and social area including not only Asia, Australia, Africa and South America but also previously neglected countries in Europe like the new members of the European Community and the northern neighbour of the USA, Canada. The inclusion of the ‘other’ in built environment education in general and in building conservation in particular is a pre-requisite of cultural interaction and widening participation. International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation assesses successful contemporary conservation paradigms from around the world. The book evaluates conservation case studies from previously excluded areas of the world to create an integrated account of Historic Building Conservation that crosses the boundaries of language and culture and sets an example for further inclusive research. Analyzing the influence of financial constraints, regional conflicts, and cultural differences on the heritage of disadvantaged countries, this leading-edge volume is essential for researchers and students of heritage studies interested in understanding their topics in a wider framework.

Practical Building Conservation

Author : Sophie Godfraind
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Metals deals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case considering technological evolution, deterioration processes, and the practical application and long-term implications of the common conservation materials and methods.

Conservation of Historic Buildings

Author : Bernard Melchior Feilden
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"The book ... surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world"--P. [4] of cover.

Managing Historic Sites and Buildings

Author : David Baker
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Managing Historic Sites and Buildings looks at the choices and the tensions that exist in conservation and interpretation of the heritage. Preservation and presentation are central activities, arguably means and ends in the conservation of the historic environment. But are they self-reinforcing or do they work against each other? In a series of essays which span form prehistoric sacred site to Second World war military remains, from medieval monastery to 1970s housing estate, we look at contemporary concerns and debates about the way the past is shaped, physically and metaphorically , by these two aspects of heritage management. Starting from the position that the fundamental purpose of the whole process is to communicate understanding about the human past, these essays examine how far the ideologies, strategies, tactics and techniques of preservation and presentation are mutually supportive. the success of integrated approaches that are inclusive of social, economic and green environmental concerns is understood, but the value of developing truly sustainable management for individual historic places is only just becoming evident. At the heart of such an approach lies a crucial relationship between the activity of preserving historic places and of promoting understanding of their significance.

Practical Building Conservation

Author : Alison Henry
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Mortars, Renders and Plasters provides a broad perspective of contemporaryconservation theory and practice not otherwise found in one publication, describing the history,physical properties, and deterioration of these important materials. Methods of assessing condition and evaluating options for treatment and repair are discussed, together with a range of practical conservation techniques and maintenance strategies.

Conservation of Historic Buildings

Author : Bernard Feilden
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Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition revises and updates a classic book, including completely new sections on conservation of Modern Movement buildings and non-destructive investigation. The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into three complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; and the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information.

Historic Preservation Handbook

Author : J. Kirk Irwin
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* A practical guide to understanding historic architecture and its preservation * Shows how to analyze and evaluate historic buildings in order to better renovate existing ones and create outstanding new ones * Heavily illustrated with plans, diagrams, and photos

An Introduction to Architectural Conservation

Author : Nick Lee Evans
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There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work with historic buildings at some point in their career – even if they are not a specialist conservation architect. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation introduces non-specialist architects to the principles behind legislation concerning historic buildings. It will help them understand the practicalities of this legislation, the aims and objectives of Conservation Offices, Statutory Amenity Societies and other guardians of our heritage. With these skills, readers can advise clients more accurately, make successful listed building applications, and ensure their interventions are sensitive, appropriate and effective. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation is also a practical guide to good working practice: taking readers through the process of preparing a listed building application, preparing a suitable tender package and administering the contract. .

Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

Author : Poul Beckmann
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This practical guide to the assessment and repair of historic buildings is invaluable for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders working in all aspects of building conservation. Taking a practical step-by-step approach, the authors discuss the appraisal of buildings and the differences in structural behaviour between new and existing structures. Each stage in the appraisal is explained, using examples from the authors' own work. Each major construction material is assessed in detail, with separate sections on masonry, concrete, timber and the particularly complex issues of iron and steel framed buildings. Techniques for testing the ability of a building to continue its existing use or to be converted to a new use are explained.

Listed Buildings Conservation Areas and Monuments

Author : Charles Mynors
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Published monthly, this journal monitors developments in planning law, environmental law, compulsory purchase and related issues. The journal is a forum for debate in planning and associated areas. It includes current topics, articles, Parliamentary and Departmental news and case law reports

Restoration of Architectural Heritage

Author : Stanislav Kolisnychenko
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The conventional and unconventional materials, modern engineering methods and technologies employed in the restoration and reconstruction of architectural heritage are the topics of the aggregated edition “Restoration of Architectural Heritage". The book contains the scientific articles selected from the materials published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2016 inclusive. We hope this collection will be useful for many readers whose activity refers to the architectural heritage preservation sphere.

Practical Building Conservation

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Glass and Glazing looks at the conservation of one of the most important building materials, and its use in windows, roofing and walling. It considers the technological evolution of glass and glazing systems, the processes causing deterioration, and the practical application and long-term implications of common conservation materials and methods, as well as of alterations to improve performance.