Structural Investigation of Historic Buildings: A Case Study by David C. Fischetti

By David C. Fischetti

A toolkit for giving our ancient equipped setting a moment existence

Conservation of our current buildings has noticeable monetary and social worth. additionally, ancient constructions offer a good laboratory for learning features of structural engineering, fabrics technological know-how, forensic engineering, and development layout. Structural research of historical structures: A Case learn consultant to maintenance know-how for constructions, Bridges, Towers, and Mills offers a pragmatic consultant for consulting structural engineers and others on facing concerns precise to ancient buildings.

Emphasizing structural assessment and situation review in line with sound upkeep philosophy, yet with no burdening the reader with tedious calculations, the booklet discusses the position of the structural engineer within the review and upkeep procedure and discusses such themes as structural protection, research, and conservation. attractive case stories, drawn from the author's personal perform, contain:

  • The Montague construction and Watauga corridor

  • The recovery of St. Helena's Church

  • industry corridor Rehabilitation

  • Differential cost at St. Philip's Moravian Church

  • James Madison's Montpelier

  • moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

  • The bushes Trusses of Burr, city, and Haupt

  • The Cornish-Windsor lined Bridge

  • a brand new lined Bridge for previous Salem

  • The Tohickon Aqueduct

each one case learn incorporates a description of the undertaking and its historical past, a situation evaluate, structural research, dialogue, innovations, and an outline of the next intervention as accomplished with drawings and images.

either a foundational textual content for college kids expecting a occupation in maintenance and a advisor for professional structural engineers, Structural research of old Buildings offers preservation-minded execs the instruments they should make sure that strength applicants for recovery, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse don't meet the wrecking ball with no moment chance.Content:
Chapter 1 ancient constructions: The function of the Structural Engineer (pages 1–14):
Chapter 2 protection and Public security: Structural safeguard of historical trees constructions (pages 15–19):
Chapter three Simplified Engineering (pages 21–39):
Chapter four Conservation and the uniqueness Contractor (pages 41–56):
Chapter five ancient trees constructions (pages 57–70):
Chapter 6 Watauga corridor and the Montague development (pages 71–90):
Chapter 7 The recovery of St. Helena's Church (pages 91–113):
Chapter eight marketplace corridor Rehabilitation (pages 115–122):
Chapter nine Differential cost at St. Philip's Moravian Church at previous Salem (pages 123–138):
Chapter 10 James Madison's Montpelier (pages 139–147):
Chapter eleven bushes, Glulam, and Conservation (pages 149–168):
Chapter 12 Tabby: Engineering features of a Vernacular building fabric (pages 169–179):
Chapter thirteen moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (pages 181–205):
Chapter 14 concern in American coated Bridges (pages 207–210):
Chapter 15 The bushes Trusses of Burr, city, and Haupt (pages 211–226):
Chapter sixteen The Cornish?Windsor lined Bridge (pages 227–239):
Chapter 17 a brand new coated Bridge for outdated Salem (pages 241–251):
Chapter 18 The Tohickon Aqueduct (pages 253–261):
Chapter 19 the present country of ancient renovation Engineering: One Engineer's viewpoint (pages 263–270):

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Suggestions for temporary shoring and bracing, must be transmitted to those doing the work when such bracing has structural implications. Specific solutions involving traditional connections and materials must be thoroughly detailed and specified. A Structural Investigation of Historic Buildings: A Case Study Guide to Preservation Technology for Buildings, Bridges, Towers, and Mills. David. C. Fischetti © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. indd 41 41 12/18/08 10:08:32 PM 42 Conservation and the Specialty Contractor My preservation philosophy starts with structural safety and stability, with the realization that providing a structurally safe building may be independent of satisfying building code requirements.

M TIMBER MISUNDERSTOOD Timber is the primary structural component for most historic structures in the United States and Canada. Although the structures might also include brick and stone masonry, iron, steel, or concrete, timber is often the most misunderstood construction material of all. Part of the misunderstanding lies in our educational system. Many structural engineers earn degrees in structural engineering without ever taking a course in timber design. It is unfortunate that in North America, with our tremendous stock of timber-framed buildings and our strong forest products industry, more structural engineering curricula do not include at least introductory courses in timber design.

American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), Timber Construction Manual, 3rd ed. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1985). American Society of Civil Engineers, “American Wooden Bridges,” ASCE Historical Publication no. 4, 1976. ASCE Standard: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-95). Public Ballot Draft Copy. C. Conrad P Roberge and Glenn R. Bell, “Regulated Structural Peer Review,” Civil Engineering Practice (Fall/Winter 1994). Gerry Gilliam, Brazil, Movie by Embassy International Pictures, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Catherine Helmond, Terry Gilliam, MCA produced.

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