Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings by John J. Cullinane

By John J. Cullinane

A functional consultant to the upkeep and service of previous and historical buildings

Carrying out paintings based on the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's criteria and instructions could be a problem for execs charged with the protection, recovery, and care of historical houses. This book-with-CD package deal enables the method with greater than four hundred box guidance for the therapy of historical construction buildings, platforms, and fabrics. It includes:• historical past and purpose for treatment
• Annotated criteria and guidelines
• step by step remedy instructions
• details on strength conservation and assembly LEED and ADA requirements

The therapy guidance conceal a variety of concerns, from how one can substitute damaged glass in wooden and steel home windows to getting ready ancient mortar. each one instruction should be published out separately from the accompanying CD for simple reference and on-site use.
Well geared up and simple to exploit, Maintaining and Repairing outdated and ancient Buildings is a worthy source for architects, engineers, facility managers, and similar pros operating within the parts of creating upkeep and recovery.

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In most situations, the immediate reaction is the replace the roof. However, in almost all cases, the slate roofing materials are not the cause or source of the leak. The leak is much more likely to be found in the underlayment, which has deteriorated, or in a flashing failure. While the slate has an expected life span of a hundred or more years, the roofing felt and flashing metal that was used on the roof may only have a life expectancy of 60 or 70 years. Those components of the roof may have to be replaced, but the slate, or clay tile roofing, can be reused.

As with the choice of repair versus replacement of slate and clay tile roofing, 40 Chapter 1 The Approach to Historic Buildings, Building Systems, and Historic Materials repair of copper roofing, flashing, gutters and downspouts, and whatever else may be made of copper in an old or historic building, is the best choice. If repair is not feasible, replacement “in kind” will ensure that the moisture protection systems in the building will remain intact. On masonry buildings the material of greatest concern is the mortar that binds the stone or brick together.

Victorian-style buildings were a complete departure from earlier architectural styles and scale. Buildings that were now tall and thin needed doors and windows that matched that form. In the late 19th century, doors were being made in factories and could be ordered through catalogues, rather than being made on-site by a local carpenter. With mechanization of the manufacturing process came the ability to add detail and style, at a price that all could afford. Typical of the style, these doors were narrow with glass windows and highly carved wood details.

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