Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings

Author: J. Stanley Rabun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471315452
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Due to a combination of cultural and economic factors, the past several decades have produced a marked increase in the restoration, preservation, and reuse of historic buildings. Architects and engineers involved in this burgeoning industry experience difficulty determining the basis of the original designs and the capacity of structural components and building systems. They need a dependable source of accurate and detailed information that takes the guesswork out of bringing new life to old buildings. Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings presents the actual technical data and calculation methods that were available to architects and engineers at the time a material or system was originally used. Architects and engineers will learn how to determine what kind of loads structural components were originally designed to bear, and whether specific components are still able to perform as originally intended. Using numerous case studies as well as line drawings, diagrams, and structural data taken directly from original sources, this book provides detailed structural information on foundation systems, walls and columns, floor systems, and roof systems. Ultimately, this information creates a reliable basis for modern certification by the professional who is responsible for the renewed life of the structure. For architects and engineers involved in preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic structures, Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings is an indispensable resource and a timesaving guide. It is also an important reference for students and architectural historians.

Mauerwerk Kalender 2015

Author: Wolfram Jäger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433605300
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Proven and new: practical compendium for masonry for 39 years and counting: basics, examples, code commentaries - current and firsthand. Focus for 2015: Eurocode 6, Energy Saving Ordinance, Restoration

How to Write a Historic Structure Report

Author: David Arbogast
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393733602
Format: PDF, ePub
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A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)—a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival data about the property to analyzing its structural, mechanical, and electrical components to assessing the state of its interior finish, including wood, masonry, and metals, this book covers all the nuts and bolts of an expertly written, informative HSR. Explaining what information should be included in each section and how investigators can work together effectively as a team to produce a comprehensive, coherent report, this handbook is one no professional should be without.

Planning for Disaster

Author: William Ramroth
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781419593734
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Disasters, throughout the ages, have shaped the built environment. The way city planners, architects, engineers and politicians plan and design cities, buildings, highways, tunnels and bridges have all been fashioned to some degree by the mischievous hands of disasters. Planning for Disaster will trace the impact of natural and manmade disasters on urban planning, building design and the design of large-scale engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels and levees. The book will reference recent disasters such as the Loma Prieta Earthquake (1989), the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), the 9/11 Terrorist Attack (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), as well as catastrophic events from history such as the burning of Rome in AD 64, the London fire of 1666, the New York fire of 1835, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Planning for Disaster will include approximately 25 illustrations (photographs and figures) in support of the text.

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction Preserving Safety and Significance Two Volume Set

Author: Dina D'Ayala
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439828229
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.

Historic Preservation Technology

Author: Robert A. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471788362
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of preservation materials and methods, this introductory text is ideal for students and readers interested in historic preservation, architecture, interior design, and construction technology."--BOOK JACKET.