Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse Applications for Architects and Engineers by J. Stanley RabunStructural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse Applications for Architects and Engineers by J. Stanley Rabun

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse…

byJ. Stanley Rabun

Hardcover | February 21, 2000

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Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings offers the most' complete, detailed, and authentic data available on the materials, calculation methods, and design techniques used by architects and engineers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It provides today's building professionals with information needed to analyze, modify, and certify historic buildings for modern use. Among the many important features of this book not available in any other single volume are:
* More than 350 line drawings and diagrams taken directly from original sources such as the Carnegie Steele Company's Pocket Companion (1893) and Frank Kidder's The Architect's and Builder's Pocketbook (1902)
* Hard-to-find data on period structural components, such as cast-iron columns and beams, wrought-iron columns and beams, and fireproof terra cotta floor arches
* Methods for determining what kind of loads structural components were originally designed to bear and methods to determine if they are still capable of performing as intended
* Extensive coverage of historical foundation systems and empirical design methods for load-bearing masonry buildings
For any building professional involved in the rapidly growing field of restoring, preserving, and adapting historic buildings, Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings is an invaluable structural handbook.
J. STANLEY RABUN, PhD, PE, NCARB, is a registered engineer and registered architect and professor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has taught courses in historic preservation technology, and architectural structures for more than twenty years. A respected consulting architect and structural engineer, Prof...
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Title:Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse…Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 11.22 × 8.74 × 1.3 inPublished:February 21, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471315451

ISBN - 13:9780471315452

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Table of Contents

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.

From Our Editors

Towns seem to be sprouting reinvigorated warehouse districts like spring flowers. Bringing new life to old buildings is a complicated process with huge payoffs for the architects looking to take on such projects. Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings: Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse Applications for Architects and Engineers takes the guess work out of the process by relaying the actual technical data and calculation methods that were employed at the time historical structures were originally built. By understanding these systems, architects and engineers will be able to exercise full control over the buildings they’ve inherited.  

Editorial Reviews

..."this book offers a wealth of information..." (Journal of Architectural Conservation, November 2001)