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Author Rabun, J. Stanley.

Title Structural analysis of historic buildings : restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse applications for architects and engineers / J. Stanley Rabun
Published New York ; Chichester : Wiley, [2000]


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Description viii,500 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Assessment Methodology: Material Chronology, Early Building Laws, and Loads. -- Foundation Systems of American Historic Buildings. -- Historic American Building Systems: Walls and Columns. -- Historic American Floor Systems -- Beams. -- Historic American Roof Systems: Lateral Bracing of Buildings. -- The Historic Material Assessment. -- Bibliography. -- Index
Summary "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 the 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, 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Published simultaneously in Canada."
Includes index
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York, England
Revised Ph.D. thesis--Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, York, England
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration.
Historic buildings -- Remodeling for other use.
Structural analysis (Engineering)
LC no. 99036214
ISBN 0471315451