Historical Building Construction: Design, Materials, and Technology / Edition 1

Historical Building Construction: Design, Materials, and Technology / Edition 1

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by Donald Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393702006

ISBN-13: 9780393702002

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Whether you're an engineer looking to create something new or a preservationist looking to restore something old, understanding the historical development of structure is crucial to achieving technological change and working in a nondestructive, unobtrusive manner.

Historical Building Construction, is now in its second edition, provides the way to

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Whether you're an engineer looking to create something new or a preservationist looking to restore something old, understanding the historical development of structure is crucial to achieving technological change and working in a nondestructive, unobtrusive manner.

Historical Building Construction, is now in its second edition, provides the way to understand the ins and outs of old buildings. Thoroughly updated and revised, including new photographs and illustrations it is the accepted guide to building construction from the 1840s to the present.

Covering the history of concrete-,steel-, and skeleton-frame buildings, Donald Friedman encourages the design of elegant and safe solutions to the structural problems caused by changes in use, changes in architectural design, or changes in the mechanical plant. Architects renovating older buildings, while not usually responsible for structural design, need to understand the design restrictions forced on them by the original structures. And today's engineers need to understand what assumptions their predecessors made, what materials they used, how they designed structures, and how their designs were built.

Friedman uses an effective combination of narrative, technical drawings, and photographs to describe the development of masonry, wood, and steel construction, modern curtain walls and concrete slabs, and the use of cast-iron and patented floor construction. Case histories from buildings across the United States show how to apply the information to a wide range of actual projects, from brownstones to skyscrapers.

If you work on or study old structures—as a designer, engineer, renovator, rehabilitator, or preservationist—this text will help you to analyze existing conditions in a building so that you can find better solutions to deal with what lies hidden behind the floor and behind the wall and ceiling finishes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393702002
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction7
2Traditional Construction: 1840-Present13
3Cast-Iron Facades: 1847-187528
4The Emergence of the Steel Skeleton Frame: 1870-190441
5The Fireproof Building (I): 1872-1910s56
6Standardization of Steel Framing: 1870s-192168
7Floor Systems: 1890-1940s90
8Curtain Wall Systems: 1890s-1950s114
9The Fireproof Building (II): 1910s-1960s131
10"Modern" Steel Construction: 1920-Present141
Appendix A: Modern Notation Used in Formulas and Descriptions158
Appendix B: Building Examples159
Appendix C: Definition of Terms Used in Building Structure169
Appendix D: Material Properties for Cast Iron, Wrought Iron, and Steel175
Appendix E: Iron and Steel Column Formulas for Allowable Stress186
Appendix F: New York City Fire Line Location200
Appendix G: Design Live Loads201
Appendix H: Design Data for Floor Systems206
Endnotes209
Bibliography220
Photo Credits and Acknowledgments230
Index231

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