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ARCH 5672: Historic Building Conservation

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Historic Building Conservation

ARCH5672
Spring Semester 2013

Todd Grover
Adjunct Assistant Professor &
Meghan Elliot
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Course Description:
In this course, students become familiar with historic building materials and systems, causes of their deterioration, and appropriate methods for their conservation. Topics covered include an examination of the historical building materials most frequently encountered in historic preservation: wood, masonry, terra-cotta, plaster, paint, finish hardware, metals, roofing, and glass. Also covered are in-depth analyses of structural systems, building repair, building pathology, environmental systems, sustainability, and interiors related to historic buildings.

Material is presented through illustrated lectures, guest lectures, on-site building investigations, and related field trips. Assignments include a Research Paper and portions of a Building Conditions Survey. Extensive work at a local laboratory building will be used to develop material conservation recommendations for the Conditions Survey.





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