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Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Building construction & materials > Conservation of buildings & building materials

Paris Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2020 (Calendar): Workman Publishing Paris Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2020 (Calendar)
Workman Publishing 1
R376 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R111 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A visual homage to the world's most photogenic city. Paris Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendar serves up Parisian culture in a calendar, including the most recognizable landmarks, iconic sights, best-kept secrets. More than 300 gorgeous, glossy full-color and vintage black and white photographs radiate with timeless, irresistible romance. A Citro n rounds a residential street of charming stone houses in Montmarte. Carved limestone facades bring historical detail to modern streetscapes. In full springtime bloom, the Jardin du Luxembourg provides tranquility and shade for reading or daydreaming. And golden tartelettes au citron adorn patisserie windows, while delectable, savory cheeses line the Aligre Market. Throughout, quotes speak to the city's bohemian soul: When one thinks of the banks of the Seine one thinks simultaneously of artists, for the two belong together.--Paul Bowles. Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy, high quality paper printed with gorgeous full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for elegant, inspiring display.

Los Angeles City Hall - An American Icon (Hardcover): Stephen Gee Los Angeles City Hall - An American Icon (Hardcover)
Stephen Gee; Foreword by Eric Garcetti; Photographs by Sandra Stojanovi
R961 R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Save R256 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Robert Adam and his Brothers - New light on Britain's leading architectural family (Hardcover): Colin Thom Robert Adam and his Brothers - New light on Britain's leading architectural family (Hardcover)
Colin Thom
R1,396 R1,257 Discovery Miles 12 570 Save R139 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Robert Adam is perhaps the best known of all British architects, the only one whose name denotes both a style and an era. The new decorative language he introduced at Kedleston and Syon around 1760 put him at the forefront of dynamic changes taking place in 18th-century British architecture. His later claim that his practice with his brother James had effected `a kind of revolution' in design was no idle boast. Their style dominated the later Georgian period and their influence was widespread, not only in Western Europe but in Russia and North America. But for such a well-known figure, much of Robert Adam's art still remains poorly understood. This new study, based on papers given at a Georgian Group symposium in 2015, looks afresh at many aspects of the Adam brothers' oeuvre, such as interior planning, their use of colour, the influence of classical sources, their involvement in the art market, town planning and building speculation, and Robert Adam's late picturesque drawings and castle designs - all within the context of the Adam family background and their personal and working relationships. The Scottish architecture of Robert and James's older brother, John, is also assessed. There are essays by established Adam experts as well as contributions from a younger generation of historians and postdoctoral scholars, one of the book's aims being to stimulate further research on the Adams' contribution to British architecture, art and design.

Timber Decay in Buildings and its Treatment (Paperback): Brian Ridout Timber Decay in Buildings and its Treatment (Paperback)
Brian Ridout
R677 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R57 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a book about the insects and fungi that may appear in building timbers if unnoticed or unavoidable maintenance problems allow them to remain damp. There are two options if a problem is found. The building owner or occupier may require the organism to be rapidly exterminated and a document issued which seems to reassure that it will not come back. In this case they must accept generally expensive and frequently destructive chemical treatments using more or less noxious pesticides. Unfortunately each decade's panacea has usually become the next decade's poison and a pesticide accepted as `safe' has proved elusive. Pesticides may be used in a `safe manner' and this is the province of the remedial company, but legislation is continuously evolving and pesticides are becoming increasingly unpopular. The second option is to take a little time and to consider the problem. This may not always be possible, but in many situations a little background knowledge can make a considerable difference. Frequently an understanding of why the damage has occurred, together with an understanding of insect or fungi requirements and limitations, can reduce treatments or show that they are unnecessary.

Route 66 Crossings - Historic Bridges of the Mother Road (Hardcover): Jim Ross Route 66 Crossings - Historic Bridges of the Mother Road (Hardcover)
Jim Ross
R612 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R124 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
UNESCO in Southeast Asia - World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective (Paperback): Victor T. King UNESCO in Southeast Asia - World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective (Paperback)
Victor T. King
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Southeast Asia's 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites make a significant contribution to their respective country's national prestige and identity, international profile and tourism development plans. Yet, although much is known about some individual sites like Angkor and Borobudur, we know very little about all sites in comparative terms. This wide-ranging study explores how both cultural and natural sites are being managed, how they are coping with the conflicting pressures from the global, national and local levels, and points to best practices for their future conservation and development. The first volume to address issues raised by world heritage in Southeast Asia, it will be a key resource for academic researchers and for policy- and decision-makers in this field of studies.

Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation (Paperback): Michael Forsyth Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation (Paperback)
Michael Forsyth
R829 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R224 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: * Understanding Historic Building Conservation * Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation * Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation The series aims to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide 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 leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of conservation work. The books are structured to be of direct practical application, taking the reader through the process of historic building conservation and emphasising throughout the integrative teamwork involved. This present volume Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation - traces the history of structures in various materials and contains guidance on the survey, assessment and diagnosis of structures and the integration of building code requirements within the historic fabric. It discusses conservation engineering philosophy, exposes the conflict between building codes and conservation legislation, and offers solutions. Leading-edge, on-site metric survey techniques are described and a range of structural advice is given, including methods of repair in relation to philosophical principles. Causes of induced movement in historic buildings are explained, together with basic soil mechanics and the assessment and diagnosis of structural failure. Chapters also cover the conservation of different types of construction: masonry, iron and steel, and concrete and reinforced concrete. Fourteen chapters written by the experts present today's key issues in structures and construction for historic building conservation: Bill Blake, Michael Bussell, David Cook, Dina F. D'Ayala, Steve Emery, Michael Forsyth, Ian Hume, Peter Norris

The Restoration of Blythburgh Church, 1881-1906 - The Dispute between the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and... The Restoration of Blythburgh Church, 1881-1906 - The Dispute between the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and the Blythburgh Church Restoration Committee (Hardcover)
Alan Mackley
R598 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1881, after decades of mouldering into ruin, the grand fifteenth-century church of Blythburgh, Suffolk, "The Cathedral of the Marshes", was closed as unsafe. The church was saved - but its rescue involved a bitter twenty-five year long dispute between Blythburgh vicars and committees, and William Morris and his Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, who feared that the medieval fabric would be over-restored and the character of the building lost forever. This volume presents an edition, with notes and introduction, of original documents from both sides - providing unique insights into a rancorous conflict, with vicars pitted against patrons as well as the Society. The need was local, but the significance national, with elites ranged against another. From a description of the Blythburgh committee headed by a royal princess, to accounts of lavish fund-raising fetes and garden parties, the story is vividly brought to life. Alan Mackley, an honorary research fellow at the University of East Anglia, studied history after a career as a scientist in the oil industry. He has lived in Suffolk for over 35 years.

Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites - Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (Hardcover):... Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites - Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (Hardcover)
Kenneth Williamson
R2,864 Discovery Miles 28 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge development prospects in an objective and comprehensive manner.

Written by an experienced expert in the field it provides the reader with:

  • the latest legislation relating to heritage in the UK
  • insight into local planning authorities and government advisory boards
  • basic strategies for approaching developments
  • an understanding of the options available for developing a heritage site
  • illustrative case studies to highlight strategy successes.

This book is a one-stop-shop for any professional or student working in, or learning about, development in heritage environments.

Venice - Extraordinary Maintenance (Hardcover): Gianfranco Pertot Venice - Extraordinary Maintenance (Hardcover)
Gianfranco Pertot; Introduction by Marco Dezzi Bardeschi; Photographs by Sarah Quill; Translated by Christine Donougher
R711 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R202 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sulfate Attack on Concrete (Hardcover): J. Marchand, J.P. Skalny, Ivan Odler Sulfate Attack on Concrete (Hardcover)
J. Marchand, J.P. Skalny, Ivan Odler
R3,684 Discovery Miles 36 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Sulfate Attack on Concrete provides a comprehensive reference to this important subject. It covers: a short history of concrete deterioration due to sulfate attack, the origin of sulfates in concrete, the importance of appropriate concrete processing, forms and physical-chemical mechanisms of concrete deterioration due to sulfates, preventative measures, standardisation and numerous case histories.
This book is an essential reference for industry practitioners involved in concrete science and engineering, and also for academics and researchers of materials science and concrete technology.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203301625

Monitoring and Assessment of Structures (Hardcover): Graham Armer Monitoring and Assessment of Structures (Hardcover)
Graham Armer
R2,853 Discovery Miles 28 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This book details the latest methods available for the in-service assessment of buildings and other structures. Written by a team of international experts, it provides detailed information and practical advice on key issues such as safety assessment and performance monitoring and evaluation.
All the leading methodologies are covered, including photogrammetry, laser-based survey methods, and dynamic monitoring. Visual inspection, the most common assessment technique, is also covered. New techniques and methodologies to minimise repair and maintenance costs, and extend a structure's service life, are described in detail.
With numerous case studies, practical examples, and reference to the key international standards, Monitoring and Assessment of Structures is a vital handbook for surveyors, civil and structural engineers, and all those involved in property management.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203478010

Preservation and the New Data Landscape (Paperback): Erica Avrami Preservation and the New Data Landscape (Paperback)
Erica Avrami
R501 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R111 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past fifty years, preservation policy has evolved very little, despite escalating accusations that landmarking and historic districting can inhibit affordable housing, economic development, and socioeconomic diversity. The potential to understand these dynamics and effect positive change is hindered by a lack of data and evidence-based research to better understand these impacts. One of the biggest barriers to preservation research has been the lack of data sets that can be used for geospatial, evidence-based, and longitudinal analyses. This first book in the series Issues in Preservation Policy explores the ways that enhancing the collection, accuracy, and management of data can serve a critical role in identifying vulnerable neighborhoods, understanding the role of older buildings in economic vitality and community resilience, planning sustainable growth, and more. For preservation to play a dynamic role in sustainable development and social inclusion, policy must evolve beyond designation and design regulation and use evidence-based research to confront new realities in the management of urban environments and their communities.

Hot Mixed Lime and Traditional Mortars - A Practical Guide to Their Use in Conservation and Repair (Paperback): Nigel Copsey Hot Mixed Lime and Traditional Mortars - A Practical Guide to Their Use in Conservation and Repair (Paperback)
Nigel Copsey
R576 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R125 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Traditional mortars are eminently workable, effectively porous, economic in use and appropriately durable. Used in buildings for thousands of years, these materials are ideal for repair and conservation work. Unlike cement or modern hydraulic lime, their routine use would make a significant contribution in the struggle against climate change. However, despite the 1975 'lime revival' there remains a deficit in research into the most-used traditional mortars. This book seeks to redress the balance. Drawing upon historic literature, material science and industry case studies, topics covered include: a historical overview of traditional mortars; slaking and mixing hot mixed lime mortars; the essentials of pozzolans, aggregates and lime tempering; plasters, lime washes and sheltercoats, and finally, the revival of interest in the use of like-for-like and compatible mortars.

Baustoffrecycling - Entstehung - Aufbereitung - Verwertung (Paperback): Anette Muller Baustoffrecycling - Entstehung - Aufbereitung - Verwertung (Paperback)
Anette Muller
R608 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R104 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Weston-super-Mare - The town and its seaside heritage (Paperback): Allan Brodie, Johanna Roethe, Kate Hudson-Mcaulay Weston-super-Mare - The town and its seaside heritage (Paperback)
Allan Brodie, Johanna Roethe, Kate Hudson-Mcaulay
R358 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Two centuries ago Weston-super-Mare was a small, rarely visited village but its location alongside the Severn Estuary soon made it a convenient bathing place for the wealthy inhabitants of Bristol and Bath. Once the railway arrived in 1841, the handful of brave sea bathers became thousands of day trippers in search of fun and sunshine. Weston also became popular with excursionists and holidaymakers arriving by steamer from South Wales. To cater for all these visitors, the small entertainment and bathing facilities enjoyed by the wealthy Georgian elite were replaced by larger, more popular facilities, including two piers, Winter Gardens, a large swimming bath and a substantial open-air pool. Weston is not only a busy seaside resort, but a popular place to live. During the 19th century its population rose from around 100 to almost 20,000 and its handful of small, fisherman's cottages became a sea of terraces, crescents and villas constructed using the local stone. A distinctive type of villa emerged in Weston, different from those found at either of its larger neighbours. This was in large part due to Hans Fowler Price, the town's leading architect for more than half a century from 1860 until his death in 1912. The book celebrates the complex history and colourful heritage of the town. It also looks to the future to examine how its 200-year story might contribute to a prosperous future.

Failure Analysis - Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Jose Luis Otegui Failure Analysis - Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Jose Luis Otegui
R3,211 R2,898 Discovery Miles 28 980 Save R313 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the failures of structural elements, i.e. those components whose primary mission is to withstand mechanical loads. The book is intended as a self-contained source for those with different technical grades, engineers and scientists but also technicians in the field can benefit from its reading.

Old House Handbook - A Practical Guide to Care and Repair (Hardcover): Old House Handbook - A Practical Guide to Care and Repair (Hardcover)
R688 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R156 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here, for the first time, is a completely authoritative guide on how to look after your old house - whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. Taking it's lead from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (who have approved and authorised this volume), the book's approach is one of respect, restraint and repair rather than 'restoration' which can so easily and permanently destroy the rich historical legacy of any old building. Providing richly and deeply informed practical guidance on everything from breathability and damp to structural movement, roofs, windows and doors, this is the essential reading for anyone with an old house in need of any kind of repair or maintenance.

The History of Here - A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany (Paperback): Akum Norder The History of Here - A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany (Paperback)
Akum Norder
R392 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sustainable Architectural Design - An Overview (Paperback): Kuppaswamy Iyengar Sustainable Architectural Design - An Overview (Paperback)
Kuppaswamy Iyengar
R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems, and utilise technologies that minimize fossil fuel use. Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections, a summary, and further resources. Heavily illustrated with charts, tables, drawings, photographs, and case studies, the book shows technologies and concepts integrated into cohesive project types, from small and large office spaces to single and multiuse residences, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and warehouses to demonstrate implementing your designs to meet clients' needs now and for the future. Includes an overview of alternate assessment and evaluation systems such as BREEAM, CASBEE, GBTool, Green Globes alongside LEED, ECOTECT, energy 10, HEED and eQuest simulation programs. The guide reveals the importance of the building envelope-walls, superstructure, insulation, windows, floors, roofs, and building materials-on the environmental impact of a building, and has a section on site systems examining site selection, landscape design, thermal impact, and building placement.

Neocolonialism and Built Heritage - Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe (Paperback): Daniel E. Coslett Neocolonialism and Built Heritage - Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe (Paperback)
Daniel E. Coslett
R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Architectural relics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and Japanese colonialism - actively exploited and experienced neocolonialist sites of memory - dot cityscapes throughout our globalizing world, just as built traces of colonialism remain embedded within the urban fabric of many European capitals. Neocolonialism and Built Heritage addresses the sustained presence and influence of historic built environments and processes inherited from colonialism within the contemporary lives of cities in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Novel in their focused consideration of ways in which these built environments reinforce neocolonialist connections among former colonies and colonizers, states and international organizations, the volume's case studies engage highly relevant issues such as historic preservation, heritage management, tourism, toponymy, and cultural imperialism. Interrogating the life of the past in the present, authors thus challenge readers to consider the roles played by a diversity of historic built environments in the ongoing asymmetrical balance of power and unequal distribution capital around the globe. They present buildings' maintenance, management, reuse, and (re)interpretation, and in so doing they raise important questions, the ramifications of which transcend the specifics of the individual sites and architectural histories they present.

Living Buildings - Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice (Hardcover): Donald W. Insall Living Buildings - Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice (Hardcover)
Donald W. Insall; Foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales
R865 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R196 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Living Buildings celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Donald Insall Associates, the Practice founded by distinguished British architect Donald Insall, a leading exponent in the field of Architectural Conservation. Probably best known for the restoration of Windsor Castle after a devastating fire in 1992, the team's dedicated work has ensured the longevity of many of Britain's national treasures. This book presents a detailed examination of a painstaking approach to architectural conservation, comprehensively illustrated by case-studies, drawings, plans and in-depth descriptions. It is designed for a wide readership among all those who love and care for old buildings and appreciate good new design in sensitive areas.

Georgian and Regency Conservatories (Paperback): Melissa Thompson, Michael Borozdin-Bidnell Georgian and Regency Conservatories (Paperback)
Melissa Thompson, Michael Borozdin-Bidnell
R575 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R44 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Conservatories emerged in the early 19th century as a result of an increased interest in horticulture as well as developments in glass and iron manufacture, and in methods of heating. These technical innovations led to a new type of glasshouse with greater levels of light and more efficiently regulated heat, rendering them more equipped to house permanent displays of plants and flowers. Conservatories thus became a more agreeable place in which to spend time and so they began to be attached to the house in order to be used as a social space. Drawing on contemporary architects' plans, horticultural publications, diaries and memoirs, this book shows how and why conservatories emerged in the form they did, and explores what they were like inside and how they were used by their owners. The second part of the book focuses on how various elements of conservatories may be conserved. This section examines the ways in which the materials and components of these often forgotten, but nonetheless architecturally and culturally significant structures, have deteriorated, as well as the various methods and approaches used in their conservation. Divided into five sections, specific case studies highlight practical approaches to the conservation and repair of metalwork, glazing, woodwork and surface coatings, as well as the importance of recording and storage. This study will offer practical guidance for practitioners, architects, owners, and those involved in the heritage industry.

Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics (Hardcover, New Ed): Historic England Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics (Hardcover, New Ed)
Historic England
R1,829 Discovery Miles 18 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Conservation Basics examines the evolving theories and principles that underpin building conservation in England in the 21st century, and looks at their application in practice. The process of conservation planning for the maintenance and repair of historic buildings and places is described in detail, and is illustrated through case studies. Topics include understanding and assessment, surveys and recording, ecological considerations, planning and managing maintenance and repair programmes, risk management, specifying works, and contract procurement.

Practical Building Conservation: Metals (Hardcover, New Ed): Historic England, English Heritage Practical Building Conservation: Metals (Hardcover, New Ed)
Historic England, English Heritage
R1,837 Discovery Miles 18 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Metals deals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case considering technological evolution, deterioration processes, and the practical application and long-term implications of the common conservation materials and methods.

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