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Scope

 

Catalogue all structural systems as part of interrelated system-based approach to collections and facilities management.

Employ drawings, photographs, and written descriptions — all interrelated using a relational database that references standards for terminology, museum cataloguing and architectural construction, including reference to Construction Specifications Institute divisions.

Integrate with collections stewardship and preservation treatments. As part of the collections, refer and defer to preservation standards for all work, with proposed preservation treatments and the qualifications of recommended specialists reviewed by the Conservation Department.

Resources

Attar, Ghassan. “Authenticity vs. Stability: The Conservation Engineer’s Dilemma,” APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology, Vol.XXIII, Number 1, 1991, pp.18-21.

Fielden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings, London: Butterworths, rep. 1989; Part I: Structural Aspects of Historic Buildings, pp.23-88.

Kelley, Stephen J. “Overview: The Role of the Engineer in Preservation,” APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology, Vol.XXIII, Number 1, 1991, pp.6-17.

Mainstone, R.J. Appendix I: “Historic Buildings as Structures,” in Fielden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings, London: Butterworths, rep. 1989, pp. 379-387.

Nauman, Alexander. Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, & Design Examples. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000.

Rabun, J. Stanley. Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings : Restoration, Preservation, and Adaptive Reuse Applications for Architects and Engineers, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Structural Assessment, Washington, DC: APT Foundation, 1986. (Reprint of HUD Rehabilitation Guideline 9: Guideline for Structural Assessment, National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1982)

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