Historic Building Façades: The Manual for Maintenance and Rehabilitation by New York Landmarks ConservancyHistoric Building Façades: The Manual for Maintenance and Rehabilitation by New York Landmarks Conservancy

Historic Building Façades: The Manual for Maintenance and Rehabilitation

byNew York Landmarks ConservancyEditorWilliam G. Foulks

Paperback | April 24, 1997

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Comprehensive, in-depth coverage from leading experts in the field

A historic building is a fragile resource that requires the finest care. Maintenance and rehabilitation of walls and facades call for a thorough understanding of the forces that cause deterioration, knowledge of the properties of building materials, up-to-date inspection tools and methods, and a solid command of renovation and repair techniques. In this complete reference manual, recognized experts provide state-of-the-art information and methodologies for the inspection, maintenance, and restoration of historic buildings of virtually every period, style, and material.

Each chapter opens with a general discussion of the facade material and the ways in which structural and decorative elements are vulnerable to an array of environmental forces. After a detailed investigation of tools and techniques for inspection, the text explores planning issues for the restoration or replacement of facade components. Special features include:
* Separate chapters on each major type of building material--stone masonry, brick masonry, terra-cotta masonry, cast stone, mortar, concrete, cast iron, sheet metal, and wood
* An entire chapter on caulks and sealants
* 35 original line drawings and 43 black and white photos that help visualize technical information
* Selected success stories from preservation projects across the United States


For architects, building contractors, and owners of historic buildings, Historic Building Facades clarifies procedures, helps identify sources of deterioration, and offers solutions to even the most difficult maintenance and rehabilitation problems. It is also an excellent reference for building preservationists, architectural historians, and students of building design and preservation.
Comprehensive, in-depth coverage from leading experts in the fieldA historic building is a fragile resource that requires the finest care. Maintenance and rehabilitation of walls and facades call for a thorough understanding of the forces that cause deterioration, knowledge of the properties of building materials, up-to-date inspection...
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Title:Historic Building Façades: The Manual for Maintenance and RehabilitationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 10.05 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:April 24, 1997Publisher:Wiley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471144150

ISBN - 13:9780471144151

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Table of Contents

Inspection.

Plan for Restoration or Replacement of Facade Components.

Stone Masonry.

Brick Masonry.

Terra-Cotta Masonry.

Cast Stone.

Mortar.

Concrete.

Cast Iron.

Sheet Metal.

Wood.

Caulks and Sealants.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

From Our Editors

This book provides all the information owners, architects and contractors need to know to maintain, protect and repair the walls, faces and details of historic buildings. It discusses building materials, forces that cause deterioration, steps and tools for inspecting condition, and methods for renovation and repair. Individual chapters cover stone, brick, terra-cotta, concrete, cast iron, sheet metal, wood, and cast-stone masonry.Features a general discussion of historic facades, a guide for building inspection, and methods for preservation treatments.-- Maintenance and repair plans for stone, brick, terra-cotta, concrete, cast-iron, sheet metal, wood and masonry.-- Illustrated with 80 original line drawings and 60 black and white photographs to visualize technical information, plus practical examples and success stories from across the country for each type of facade.