Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures

Editors: Bostenaru Dan, Maria, Pøikryl, Richard, Török, Akos (Eds.)

  • Includes chapters on concrete, which are not included in other books
  • Contains chapters relating to more recent information on materials in conservation, which includes those used for conservation, not only those to be conserved
  • Combines the view from natural sciences and the architect’s view in conservation
  • Offers more condensed information on the various materials than the numerous volumes edited or written by others
  • Presents a more coherent approach including only wall materials and excluding timber and metal
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About this book

One distinct feature of human society since the dawn of civilization is the systematic use of inorganic building materials, such as natural stone, unburnt and burnt soil, adobe and brick, inorganic binders like lime and cement, and reinforced concrete. Our heritage has cultural, architectural and technological value and preserving such structures is a key issue today. Planners and conservation scientists need detailed site surveys and analyses to create a database that will serve to guide subsequent actions. One factor in this knowledge base is an understanding of how historic materials were prepared and the crucial properties that influence their long-term behaviour. Any assessment of the way such materials perform must crucially be based on an understanding of the methods used for their analysis.
The editors here add to the knowledge base treating the materials used in historic structures, their properties, technology of use and conservation, and their performance in a changing environment. The book draws together 18 chapters dealing with the inorganic materials used in historic structures, such as adobe, brick, stone, mortars, concrete and plasters. The approach is complex, covering material characterisation as well as several case studies of historic structures from Europe, including Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia and Spain, and the My Sõn Temples in Vietnam. An equally important component of the book covers the analysis of materials, together with a treatment of sustainable development, such as the protection of monuments from earthquakes and climate change.

The authors are all leading international experts, drawn from a variety of backgrounds: architecture, civil engineering, conservation science, geology and material science, with close links to professional organisations such as ICOMOS or universities and research centres throughout Europe.

Audience: This book will be of interest to geologists, engineers, restorers, consulting engineers, designers and other professionals dealing with cultural heritage and sustainable development. Also graduate students in applied geo-science (mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology), architecture and civil engineering will find interesting information in this book.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dan, Maria Bostenaru

    Pages 1-8

  • Technology of Rammed-Earth Constructions (“Tapial”) in Andalusia (Spain): Their Restoration and Conservation

    Sebastián, Eduardo (et al.)

    Pages 11-28

  • Ancient Clay Bricks: Manufacture and Properties

    Fernandes, Francisco M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • The Mỹ Sơn Temples in Vietnam: Construction Techniques and Structural Issues

    Condoleo, Paola

    Pages 49-68

  • The White and Coloured Marbles of the Roman Theatre of Copia(Cosenza, Italy)

    Lazzarini, Lorenzo (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures
Editors
  • Maria Bostenaru Dan
  • Richard Pøikryl
  • Akos Török
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2684-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2684-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2683-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9103-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 371
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