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Description - Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings by J. Stanley Rabun

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings offers the most' complete, detailed, and authentic data available on the materials, calculation methods, and design techniques used by architects and engineers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It provides today's building professionals with information needed to analyze, modify, and certify historic buildings for modern use. Among the many important features of this book not available in any other single volume are: More than 350 line drawings and diagrams taken directly from original sources such as the Carnegie Steele Company's Pocket Companion (1893) and Frank Kidder's The Architect's and Builder's Pocketbook (1902) Hard-to-find data on period structural components, such as cast-iron columns and beams, wrought-iron columns and beams, and fireproof terra cotta floor arches Methods for determining what kind of loads structural components were originally designed to bear and methods to determine if they are still capable of performing as intended Extensive coverage of historical foundation systems and empirical design methods for load-bearing masonry buildings For any building professional involved in the rapidly growing field of restoring, preserving, and adapting historic buildings, Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings is an invaluable structural handbook.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471315452
ISBN-10: 0471315451
Format: Hardback
(283mm x 216mm x 32mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Stanley Rabun

J. STANLEY RABUN, PhD, PE, NCARB, is a registered engineer and registered architect and professor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has taught courses in historic preservation technology, and architectural structures for more than twenty years. A respected consulting architect and structural engineer, Professor Rabun was recently presented with a prestigious research award from Architecture magazine.