- Understanding Historic Building Conservation
- Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation
- Materials & Skills for 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 – Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation - traces the history of structures in various materials and contains guidance on the survey, assessment and diagnosis of structures and the integration of building code requirements within the historic fabric.
It discusses conservation engineering philosophy, exposes the conflict between building codes and conservation legislation, and offers solutions. Leading-edge, on-site metric survey techniques are described and a range of structural advice is given, including methods of repair in relation to philosophical principles. Causes of induced movement in historic buildings are explained, together with basic soil mechanics and the assessment and diagnosis of structural failure. Chapters also cover the conservation of different types of construction: masonry, iron and steel, and concrete and reinforced concrete.
Fourteen chapters written by the experts present today's key issues in structures and construction for historic building conservation: Bill Blake, Michael Bussell, David Cook, Dina F. D'Ayala, Steve Emery, Michael Forsyth, Ian Hume, Peter Norris
1 What is conservation engineering? 1
Dina F. D’Ayala and Michael Forsyth
2 The philosophy of conservation engineering 12
3 The Building Regulations and related legislation 19
4 Metric survey techniques for historic buildings 41
5 Investigating, monitoring and load testing historic structures 64
6 Basic soil mechanics, foundations and repair of settlement damage 82
7 Effects of induced movement 111
8 Repairs to historic structures 140
9 Numerical modelling of masonry structures151
Dina F. D’Ayala
10 Use of iron and steel in buildings 173
11 Conservation of concrete and reinforced concrete 192
12 Fire safety and historic buildings 211
13 The effects of road traffic vibration on historic buildings 223
14 Scaffolding and temporary works for historic structures 226