Historical Building Construction: Design, Materials, and Technology / Edition 2

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An updated edition of the classic text detailing the ins and outs of old building construction.
A comprehensive guide to the physical construction of buildings from the 1840s to the present, this study covers the history of concrete- , steel- , and skeleton-frame buildings, provides case histories that apply the information to a wide range of actual projects, and supplies technical data essential to professionals who work with historic structures.

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Civil Engineering
“[A] classic in the field….A modern engineer attempting to renovate or rehabilitate buildings needs to understand the mundane as well as the exceptional in order to design the most effective and least intrusive solution. Historical Building Construction offers an engaging way to develop that understanding.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393732689
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/4/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 822,979
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Friedman, author of Historical Building Construction, is the president of Old Structures Engineering and lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7
2 Traditional Construction: 1840-Present 13
3 Cast-Iron Facades: 1847-1875 28
4 The Emergence of the Steel Skeleton Frame: 1870-1904 41
5 The Fireproof Building (I): 1872-1910s 56
6 Standardization of Steel Framing: 1870s-1921 68
7 Floor Systems: 1890-1940s 90
8 Curtain Wall Systems: 1890s-1950s 114
9 The Fireproof Building (II): 1910s-1960s 131
10 "Modern" Steel Construction: 1920-Present 141
Appendix A: Modern Notation Used in Formulas and Descriptions 158
Appendix B: Building Examples 159
Appendix C: Definition of Terms Used in Building Structure 169
Appendix D: Material Properties for Cast Iron, Wrought Iron, and Steel 175
Appendix E: Iron and Steel Column Formulas for Allowable Stress 186
Appendix F: New York City Fire Line Location 200
Appendix G: Design Live Loads 201
Appendix H: Design Data for Floor Systems 206
Endnotes 209
Bibliography 220
Photo Credits and Acknowledgments 230
Index 231
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