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Historical Building Construction

Design, Materials, and Technology

Donald Friedman (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

Winner of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) 2012 Lee Nelson Book Award, this book is an updated edition of the classic text detailing the ins and outs of old building construction.

A comprehensive guide to the physical construction of buildings from the 1840s to the present, this study covers the history of concrete- , steel- , and skeleton-frame buildings, provides case histories that apply the information to a wide range of actual projects, and supplies technical data essential to professionals who work with historic structures.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • January 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73268-9
  • 8.8 × 11.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[A] classic in the field….A modern engineer attempting to renovate or rehabilitate buildings needs to understand the mundane as well as the exceptional in order to design the most effective and least intrusive solution. Historical Building Construction offers an engaging way to develop that understanding.” — Civil Engineering

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