Conserving Buildings: A Manual of Techniques and Materials
Conserving Buildings: A Manual of Techniques and Materials, Revised Edition is the essential manual on materials and procedures for restoring buildings and is the ideal resource for anyone involved in the maintenance, restoration or rehabilitation of historic buildings. It combines practical information on the characteristics, composition and deterioration of building materials with detailed coverage of state-of-the-art conservation methods, fully updated in this edition with current developments in research and practice. This book contains:
- Systematic treatment of all major building materials--stone, ceramics, masonry, cement-based materials, metal, glass, synthetic resins and polymers
- Valuable instruction on the restoration and renewal of foundations and footings, slate roofing systems, materials and other structural details
- Easy-to-follow procedures for conducting structural building surveys
- Over 150 photographs and line drawings, plus case studies from Columbia University's acclaimed Center for Preservation Research
- Newly expanded references, with accessible sources of further information
Whether used as a hands-on sourcebook or a technical desktop reference, this book is the manual of choice for architects, engineers, preservation professionals, historic building owners and students.