Since 1990, more than 300 post-war buildings and outdoor sculptures have been added to the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. The debate continues as to whether the design rationale, materials used or costruction techniques places these buildings outside the scope of normal conservation principles. This work examines the specific management and practical issues posed by our post-war heritage. Contributions from local and international practitioners carrying out pioneering work in their respective areas of expertise cover the most urgent practical problems commonly encountered by conservation professionals who have to deal with post-war construction. Part I deals with the historical context and the framework for protection of post-war architecture in Britain. Part II examines structural issues, materials and services, with particular emphasis on diagnosis and assessment of problems and the options for repair. The topics covered include reinforced concrete, plastics, services, clad frame construction and curtain walling.
Author: Susan Macdonald ISBN: 9781873394359 Pages: 272 pages Format: PDF Size: 37.80 Mb