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Metals Conservation – General

Ashurst, John and Nicola. Practical Building Conservation. Volume 4: Metals. Gower Technical Press. [Buy from Building Conservation Workshop]

Waite, John G. Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments - Part II. Deterioration and Methods of Preserving Metals, Washington, DC: Technical Preservation Services Division, HCRS, USDI, 1980, pp. 91-100.

Wilson, Forrest. Building Materials Evaluation Handbook, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984, pp.192-203.

Park, Sharon C., AIA. The Use of Substitute Materials on Historic Building Exteriors. Preservation Briefs 16, TPS, Washington, DC:TPS, National Park Service, USDI, 1988. See sections on cast aluminum, glass fiber reinforced concretes (GFRC), fiber reinforced polymers (FRP, Fiberglass) and epoxies (epoxy concretes, polymer concretes).

Scott, David A., Jerry Podany, and Brian Considine, eds. Ancient and Historic Metals: Conservation and Scientific Research, Getty Conservation Institute. 304 pp., 1994. [Buy from Getty]

Preservation Tech Notes, National Park Service

  1. Restoring Metal Roof Cornices, 32 East 64th Street , New York, NY by Richard Pieper (Note, Michael Devonshire, RWU HP alum, was also involved inthe project)
  2. Rehabilitating a Historic Iron Bridge, Stillwater Road (Shea) Bridge, Cumberland, RI by Joseph Saldibar, III (RWU HP alum, who did this report initially for a RWU HP conservation project).