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Structural Aspects of Building Conservation by Poul Beckmann,Robert Bowles

By Poul Beckmann,Robert Bowles

This useful advisor to the review and service of old constructions is priceless for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and developers operating in all elements of establishing conservation. Taking a realistic step by step process, the authors talk about the appraisal of structures and the diversities in structural behaviour among new and latest constructions. each one level within the appraisal is defined, utilizing examples from the authors' personal work.

every one significant building fabric is classed intimately, with separate sections on masonry, concrete, trees and the rather complicated problems with iron and metal framed constructions. thoughts for checking out the facility of a construction to proceed its latest use or to be switched over to a brand new use are explained.

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