Historic Preservation: Project Planning and Estimating is a reference designed to assist in managing and estimating historic preservation projects. It provides crucial information on a wide variety of relevant topics including applicable standards and financing; site survey and documentation methods; protecting finishes and features; hazardous materials; identifying and qualifying specialty contractors; mechanical/electrical systems upgrades. It also includes a reference guide on old building materials and how to restore them. The book's cost estimating section explains how to assemble a reliable, detailed estimate. The book also covers budgeting for future maintenance of the restored building. Authored and reviewed by a team of leading experts in the field of historic preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation, authorities recognized nationwide in design and construction.