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Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation
This book is the third in a series of volumes that combineconservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge oftraditional materials, and structural and constructionalconservation techniques and technology:
Understanding Historic Building Conservation
Structures & Construction in Historic BuildingConservation
Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation
The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and toprovide 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 leadingarchitects, structural engineers and related professionals toreflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. Thebooks are structured to be of direct practical application, takingthe reader through the process of historic building conservationand emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved.
The present volume - Materials & Skills for HistoricBuilding Conservation – describes the characteristics andprocess of decay of traditional materials which inform theselection of appropriate repair techniques.
It provides essential information on the properties of theprincipal traditional external building materials. Theiravailability, sourcing and environmental impact is covered, as wellas the causes of erosion and decay, and the skills required fortheir application on conservation projects.
It covers the main most commonly used materials and conservationtechniques including stone, brickwork, lime products, concrete,iron and steel, timber, wattle and daub, and glass,
Thirteen chapters written by the experts present today's keyissues in materials and skills for historic building conservation:Gus Astley, Patrick Baty, Charley Brentnall, Michael Bussell,Michael Forsyth, Tony Graham, Chris Harris, David McLaughlin, BrianRidout, Mike Stock, Geoff Wallis, Ian Williams, Rory Young