Conserving Buildings A Manual of Techniques and Materials

ISBN-10: 0471509442
ISBN-13: 9780471509448
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: Martin E. Weaver
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Description: This book is a practical, state-of-the-art guide for contractors and home owners involved in maintaining, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings, as well as a technical reference for architects, engineers, specifiers and building managers.  More...

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List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/5/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This book is a practical, state-of-the-art guide for contractors and home owners involved in maintaining, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings, as well as a technical reference for architects, engineers, specifiers and building managers. It outlines procedures for conserving historic buildings and building materials, and includes step-by-step guidelines for conducting a structural building survey. It covers wood, stone, ceramic, masonry and metalwork, slate roofing, architectural glass, paints and coasting, and foundations and footings. Extensive illustrations and case studies complement the material.

MARTIN E. WEAVER is Director of the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Research in New York City. He has been a practicing restoration and conservation architect and educator for over 30 years, with experience in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

A General Introduction to the Conservation of Buildings
Investigating Old Buildings
The Study of Building Materials
Restoring and Repairing Old Wooden Structures
Restoring Stonework
Architectural Ceramics
Cementitious Materials
Cleaning Masonry
Architectural Metalwork
Paints and Coatings
Architectural Glass
Foundations and Footings
Restoring Slate Roofing
Synthetic Resins, Polymers, and Preservation
Historic Wallpapers
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