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Historic Preservation Technology


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Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi Part I Process Overview 1 Chapter 1 Overview 3 Chapter 2 Health and Life Safety 17 Chapter 3 Building Pathology: Investigation, Analysis, and Assessment 31 Part II Building Materials 45 Chapter 4 Wood 47 Chapter 5 Masonry 79 Chapter 6 Concrete 115 Chapter 7 Architectural Metals 131 Part III Building Fabric 153 Chapter 8 Roofing 155 Chapter 9 Exterior Wall Cladding 175 Chapter 10 Windows 199 Chapter 11 Entrances and Porches 221 Chapter 12 Storefronts 239 Part IV Building Ornamentals and Finishes 253 Chapter 13 Floors 255 Chapter 14 Walls and Ceilings 271 Chapter 15 Art and Stained Glass 289 Chapter 16 Wood Carving and Millwork 303 Chapter 17 Decorative and Flat Plaster 319 Chapter 18 Protective and Decorative Finishes 333 Part V Special Topics 351 Chapter 19 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems 353 Chapter 20 Building Service Systems 365 Chapter 21 Lighting and Electrical Systems 377 Chapter 22 Sustainability 389 Appendix A: Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties 403 Appendix B: Historic Preservation Technology Resources 415 Glossary 419 Index 429

About the Author

Robert A. Young, PE is Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning; B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, an M.S. in Architectural Engineering. from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Historic Preservation (Planning) from Eastern Michigan University. Twenty Five years of professional practice and teaching includes ;service work as two term member and chair of the Salt Lake City Historic Landmarks Commission, a two term director for the Association for Preservation Technology International, and trustee for the Utah Heritage Foundation.


"...straightforward layout and sensible approach -- each chapter tackles a different building material or architectural component, moving from a historical overview to a review of common problems and recommended solutions -- will make this detailed guide required reading for anyone interested in repairing and maintaining an old house." (Old-House Journal, July-August 2008) "Young?has done a really great job with the task he set out to do. His coverage of the subject is very comprehensive in nature." (ARBA, June 2008) "The book covers all aspects of the exterior and interior buliding fabric...Richly illustrated with photographs...a variety of useful case studies" ( Listed Heritage Magazine, September)

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