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

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Overview

If you practice building renovation, rehabilitation, or preservation, you need to understand the specifics of obsolete construction in order to work in a nondestructive and unobtrusive manner.Historical Building Construction 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. It enables modern engineers to understand what assumptions their predecessors made, what materials they used, how they designed structures, and how their designs were built. Architects renovating older buildings, while not usually responsible for structural design, need to understand the design restrictions forced on them by the original structures.
A guide to the physical construction of buildings from the 1840s to the present, Historical Building Construction uses narrative, 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. It provides case histories to show how this information is applied to actual projects, ranging from brownstones to skyscrapers.
In order to show a consistent and well-documented set of examples evolving in chronological order, New York City is used as model, since many examples of obsolete forms are still available for examination. The general information given applies, with few exceptions, to buildings of the same types built all over the United States during the same period, and these are referenced as needed.
Every designer who works on old structures or studies them will find in Historical Building Construction help in the process of analyzing existing conditions in a building and suggestions for dealing with what lies hidden behind floor, wall, and ceiling finishes.

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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: 9780393702002
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (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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