Building conservation encompasses the preservation of buildings in their existing state, repair and restoration necessary for continuation of existing use, and adaptation or conservation for new use. This book is about the structural problems encountered when trying to conserve buildings. It provides the background knowledge of different types of structures, which is required to begin the conservation process, and the necessary technical advice on how to approach the variety of problems that arise. The first part of the book describes the basic principles of how structures behave in the "real world", and the principles and procedures of appraising a structure for conservation. The remainder of the book covers the individual materials (stone, wood, iron/steel, concrete) and, finally, deals with the most critical part of the building - the foundations. The text features numerous examples of conservation in practice, taken from the author's own experience. It includes coverage of buildings from medieval cathedrals and monuments to 20th-century office blocks. This book is aimed at architects, as well as structural engineers.
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This book is essentially practical, giving valuable advice on procedures and inspections and reporting in subsequent chapters..it takes a great deal of thought to find simple and eleegant solutions to complex problems but Beckmann has shown it can be done.
Sir Bernard Feilden
Strongly recommended for practicing engineers, architects, contractors, historical preservation societies; and university library collections supporting architecture and engineering curricula. - E-STREAMS Vol. 8, No. 8 - August 2005
Robert Bowles joined the Practice in 1977 and became a Partner in 1984He is in charge of the work being undertaken at the Palace of Westminster, where the Practice act as Term Consultant on a broad range of alterations and repairs. Other historic buildings, he is responsible for, include the Tower of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Hampton Court Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral, where he is assisting Alan Baxter in his role as consulting Engineer to the Dean and Chapter. He coordinates the Practice's overall approach on our advice to Westminster City Council. Here we advise on the structural engineering issues arising out of planning applications by others to alter or demolish historic buildings, or to redevelop sites adjacent to them.Previous work with historic buildings has included the award-winning New Concordia Wharf on the River Thames, where he was responsible for an innovative approach to fire engineering which enabled the retention of the exposed timber floors. His experience with historic buildings was recognised when he was invited to be principal author for the CIRIA publication, Structural Renovation of Traditional Buildings.Robert Bowles has also worked on numerous new-build commercial and residential schemes throughout the United Kingdom for both the private and the public sectors. These include the new 100,000ft2 headquarters of the Skipton Building Society in Yorkshire and a façade retention office scheme in Central London which sits above Green Park station on the London Underground.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0077079906
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0077079906