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Materials, technologies and practice in historic heritage structures

Author: Maria Boştenaru Dan; Richard Přikryl; Ákos Török
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book considers the architectural, aesthetic and cultural value of materials in restoring historic buildings. It focuses on wall materials, such as masonry and reinforced concrete, and includes  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Boştenaru Dan; Richard Přikryl; Ákos Török
ISBN: 9789048126835 9048126835 9789048126842 9048126843
OCLC Number: 386707702
Description: xvii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. About the editors. List of contributors. 1. Introduction; Maria Bostenaru Dan. Part I: Adobe and bricks. 2. Technology of rammed-earth constructions ('Tapial') in Andalusia (Spain): their restoration and conservation; Eduardo Sebastian, Giuseppe Cultrone. 3. Ancient clay bricks: manufacture and properties; Francisco M. Fernandes et al. 4. The My Son temples in Vietnam: construction techniques and structural issues; Paola Condoleo. Part II: Natural stone. 5. The white and coloured marbles of the Roman theatre of Copia (Cosenza, Italy); Lorenzo Lazzarini et al. 6. Black 'marble': the characteristic material in the Baroque architecture of Cracow (Poland); Mariola Marszalek, Andrzej Skowroski. 7. Understanding the long-term survival of sandstone in medieval ecclesiastical structures: Northern Ireland and Western Scotland; Stephen McCabe, Bernie J. Smith. 8. The city of Dresden in the mirror of its building stones: utilization of natural stone at facades in the course of time; Heiner Siedel. 9. Determination of source areas of natural stones: a methodology approach applied to impure crystalline limestones; Aneta St'astna, Richard Prikryl. 10. In situ methods of testing stone monuments and the application of nondestructive physical properties testing in masonry diagnosis; Akos Toeroek.Part III: Binders, concrete and mixed materials. 11. The use of lime mortars in restoration work on architectural heritage; Ana Luque et al. 12. The Basilica of Maxentius and its construction materials; Carlo Giavarini. 13. Characterization of ancient pozzolanic mortars from Roman times to the 19th century: compatibility issues of new mortars with substrates and ancient mortars; Ana Luisa Velosa etal. 14. Roman cements: key materials of the built heritage of the 19th century; Roman Kozlowski et al. 15. Historic mortars and plasters as a material for age determination; Danuta Nawrocka et al. 16. Reinforced concrete constructions at the beginning of the 20th century: historical review and structural assessment; Mauro Mezzina et al. Part IV: Monitoring the seismic risk. 17. Heritage masonry buildings and reduction of seismic risk: the case of Slovenia; Miha Tomazevic.18. Acoustic emission monitoring of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca (Spain); Luis Miguel Suarez del Rio et al. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Bostenaru Dan, Richard Přikryl and Ákos Török.
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