The Construction Of New Buildings Behind Historic Facades

Author: Mr David Highfield
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020347323X
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Facade-retention schemes are increasingly being used as a means of providing modern accommodation for commercial and industrial buildings in conservation areas and city centres. This book is the first authoritative guide to this highly complex technique and deals with the key issues associated with building behind historic facades. It explains the criteria that should be used by architects and others in developing successful designs, and gives an insight into the technical problems. It includes comprehensive descriptions of eight recent schemes, illustrated by numerous detailed drawings and photographs.

Historic Building Fa Ades

Author: William G. Foulks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471144151
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Comprehensive, in-depth coverage from leading experts in the field A historic building is a fragile resource that requires the finest care. Maintenance and rehabilitation of walls and facades call for a thorough understanding of the forces that cause deterioration, knowledge of the properties of building materials, up-to-date inspection tools and methods, and a solid command of renovation and repair techniques. In this complete reference manual, recognized experts provide state-of-the-art information and methodologies for the inspection, maintenance, and restoration of historic buildings of virtually every period, style, and material. Each chapter opens with a general discussion of the facade material and the ways in which structural and decorative elements are vulnerable to an array of environmental forces. After a detailed investigation of tools and techniques for inspection, the text explores planning issues for the restoration or replacement of facade components. Special features include: * Separate chapters on each major type of building material--stone masonry, brick masonry, terra-cotta masonry, cast stone, mortar, concrete, cast iron, sheet metal, and wood * An entire chapter on caulks and sealants * 35 original line drawings and 43 black and white photos that help visualize technical information * Selected success stories from preservation projects across the United States For architects, building contractors, and owners of historic buildings, Historic Building Facades clarifies procedures, helps identify sources of deterioration, and offers solutions to even the most difficult maintenance and rehabilitation problems. It is also an excellent reference for building preservationists, architectural historians, and students of building design and preservation.

Refurbishment And Upgrading Of Buildings

Author: David Highfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134068786
Size: 33.48 MB
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A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall strengthening facade retention introduction of new floors timber decay problems fire-resistance prevention of moisture and damp upgrading thermal and acoustic performance. This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.

Portugal Sb07 Sustainable Construction Materials And Practices

Author: Luís Bragança
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586037854
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The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. This volume presents solutions that facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment.

Structural Design In Building Conservation

Author: Dimitris Theodossopoulos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415479460
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Structural interventions to historic buildings are however an integral part of the effort to select and update their design, historic and cultural values. Structural Design in Building Conservation deals with such design issues and shows how technical choices integrate with the planning and architectural outcomes in a conservation project. It brings together theory with current conservation technology, discussing the possibilities of structural details and strategies in architectural expression and is particularly directed at students of architectural conservation technology and practicing engineers and architects--

History Performance And Conservation

Author: Barry Bridgwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134078994
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Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered. Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.

Structural Studies Repairs And Maintenance Of Heritage Architecture Xii

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 184564526X
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Architectural heritage is now recognised to be of great importance to the historical identity of a region, town or nation. In order to take care of that heritage, we need to look beyond borders and share experiences and knowledge regarding heritage preservation. This book contains papers covering the latest advances in this field, presented at the twelfth and latest in a series of now-biennial conferences that began in 1989.The series is recognised as the most important conference on the topic. It covers such topics as Heritage architecture and historical aspects, Regional architecture, Preservation of archaeological sites, Maritime heritage, Heritage masonry buildings, Adobe restorations, Wooden structures, Structural issues and restoration, Seismic vulnerability and vibrations, Assessment, retrofitting and reuse of heritage buildings, Surveying and monitoring, Material characterisation and problems, Simulation and modelling, New techniques and materials, Non-destructive techniques, Experimental validation and verification, Performance and maintenance, Environmental damage. Social and economic aspects, and Guidelines, codes and regulations.

Facadism

Author: Jonathan Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134889534
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Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition and progress walk hand in hand. Facadism presents a critical analysis of a concept central to the way in which the city is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the principles of urban conservation, the process of heritage planning and the market forces of urban development, the book builds a complete picture of the causes and effects of facadism in the Twentieth Century.

Caring For Our Built Heritage

Author: Tony Haskell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135828539
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Conservation is now a major part of planners', surveyors' and architects' work load. This review of recent conservation schemes carried out by the County Councils in England and Wales will provide a unique and indispensable reference book for professionals in the construction industry embarking on 'heritage' work. Using detailed and highly-illustrated case studies, the book documents over 100 schemes from industrial archaeology to historic parks.