Understanding Historic Building Conservation: Understanding Conservation v. 1 (Historic Building Conservation)

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This book is the first in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology:

Understanding Historic Building Conservation
Materials & Skills in Historic Building Conservation
Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation 

The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up–to–date knowledge for architects, surveyors and engineers as well as for commissioning client bodies, managers and advisors.

In each book, Michael Forsyth draws together chapters by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work.

The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved.

This present volume Understanding Historic Building Conservation discusses conservation philosophy and the importance of understanding the history of a building before making strategic decisions. It details the role of each conservation team member and sets out the challenges of conservation at planning level in urban, industrial and rural contexts and in the conservation of designed landscapes. The framework of legislation and charters within which these operate is described and the book also provides guidance on writing conservation plans, explains the fundamental issues of costing and contracts for conservation and highlights the importance of maintenance.

Eighteen chapters written by the experts present today s key issues in historic building conservation: Timothy Cantell, Martin Cherry, Nigel Dann, Peter Davenport, Geoff Evans, Keith Falconer, Colin Johns, Jeremy Lake, Jonathan Lovie, Duncan McCallum, James Maitland Gard ner, Martin Robertson, Adrian Stenning, David H. Tomback, Giles Waterfield, Philip Whitbourn, John Winter.

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"The stated aim of this work is to provide a snapshot of a number of individual conservation–related topics that afford concise and up–to–date information .In this aim the book is mostly successful." ( Journal of Building Appraisal , Autumn 2007) "This book is a very interesting read. It is strongly recommended for anyone who is a historic building professional or who simply has interests in learning more about the subject." (C onstruction History Society Newsletter ) "Overall this book is useful to engineers, and contains other articles of use to engineers and building owners." ( SPAB Magazines ) First in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy with knowledge of traditional materials .While substantial publications exist few individuals and practices have ready access to all of these. ( SirReadALot.org )

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Understanding Historic Building Conservation discusses conservation philosophy and the importance of understanding the history of a building before making strategic decisions. It details the role of each conservation team member and sets out the challenges of conservation at planning level in urban, industrial and rural contexts and in the conservation of designed landscapes. The framework of legislation and charters within which these operate is described and the book also provides guidance on writing conservation plans, explains the fundamental issues of costing and contracts for conservation and highlights the importance of maintenance.


Eighteen chapters written by the experts present today s key issues in historic building conservation: Timothy Cantell, Martin Cherry, Nigel Dann, Peter Davenport, Geoff Evans, Keith Falconer, Colin Johns, Jeremy Lake, Jonathan Lovie, Duncan McCallum, James Maitland Gard ner, Martin Robertson, Adrian Stenning, David H. Tomback, Giles Waterfield, Philip Whitbourn, John Winter

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