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1 Restoration of Indian Miniature Paintings

K.K. Gupta

Northern Book Centre in association with National Museum Institute, New Delhi, India, 2006, 81-7211-185-1 / 9788172111854, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Printed Pages: 160. 033526

Price: 51.00 USD
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Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings, Patrick Robson
2 Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings

Patrick Robson

Donhead Publishing Ltd, Dorset, UK, 1999, 1873394683 / 9781873394687, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, Brand New, 18 Cms x 25 Cms 
This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports them. It goes on to explain how the structural design of buildings has to cope with uncertainty. Techniques for doing so are well established for new buildings, but the viewpoint changes when existing buildings need to be repaired or refurbished. The most common sources of structural damage are listed. The more serious and progressive ones are described in detail, as an aid to diagnosis and prognosis. An understanding of prognosis enables repairers to decide whether urgent intervention is necessary or whether the problem can be allowed to run its course. A straightforward method is proposed for arriving at the most suitable remedy. Several typical repairs are illustrated. The book covers many allied topics, including the principles of conservation, health and safety and preventative maintenance. A chapter is devoted to the special needs of insured perils. Contents: Introduction Part I Basics: Structural behaviour; Soil behaviour; Uncertainty and performance; Conservation; Health and safety; Diagnosis. Part II Defects: Causes of structural damage; Below ground defects; Ground floor defects; Loss of equilibrium; Movement; Fire; Chemical attack on concrete; Deterioration. Part III Options: Purpose of repair; Foundations; Ground floors; Timber; Masonry; Weak materials; Restraints. Part IV Management: Preventive maintenance; Planning and conducting work; Insured perils; Law; Surprises. Appendix: Risk assessment, health and safety. Further reading Index Printed Pages: 320 with numerous b/w photographs and line diagrams. 008271

Price: 90.00 USD
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Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach, Richard Oxley
3 Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach

Richard Oxley

Donhead Publishing Ltd, Dorset, UK, 2003, 1873394500 / 9781873394502, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, 20.5 Cms x 28 Cms 
Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating to older buildings and the problems they may encounter when surveying and repairing them. With the use of examples, the author provides invaluable information on how traditional buildings perform, emphasizing the need for a sensitive and sustainable approach which also takes account of the specific needs of the building. The book examines all aspects to be included in any assessment for survey and repair, and points out in detail the potential pitfalls. It also explores the controversial issues surrounding the treatment of damp and timber decay, advocating solutions that are appropriate to older buildings rather than using standard, often damaging, methods of treatment. The extensive case studies not only illustrate good conservation in practice but also how projects can go badly wrong, and how mistakes could have been avoided. Explores the causes of movement and the actions required Advises on alternatives to chemical treatment for damp and timber decay Provides fully illustrated case studies with numerous photographs Emphasizes a sustainable approach to conservation Outlines the key legislation issues Includes the Historic Buildings Prosecution Fines Database and other useful appendices About the author: Richard Oxley is a Chartered Surveyor and independent Historic Building Consultant. He holds the RICS Diploma in Building Conservation qualification from the College of Estate Management and is RICS Accredited in Building Conservation. He has an active interest in developing the link between sustainability and historic buildings, and lectures widely on this subject. Contents: Introduction The Need for Change Values and Principles Sustainability The Traditional Performance Legislation The Building Assessment Dampness and Decay Summary ?Sustainable Solutions Printed Pages: 210 with numerous b/w illustrations and line diagrams. 008263

Price: 95.00 USD
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