A great deal of research and literature has been produced on repairing concrete structures but very little aimed at conserving the character or appearance of historic examples. This volume offers guidance as to how that should be done. It includes a brief history of the use of the material and explains the criteria for listing before assessing decay mechanisms and determining appropriate repair strategies. A bibliography and case studies are also included.
"This is a publication with a particularly wide scope, and it will be of interest and use to those involved with the conservation of concrete in both structural and non-structural applications. The explanations and illustrations of deterioration mechanisms, the treatment of defects and the impact on appearance are particularly informative." - Deborah Lazarus, Engineering History and Heritage
"[Concrete] is very much worth reading for its passages on concrete’s history, the treatment and repair sections, and the case studies" – Marjorie Lynch, PE, PACI, President, Lynch Consulting Engineers, DPC
The Development and Use of Concrete Deterioration and Damage Assessment Treatment and Repair Case Studies Care and Maintenance Glossary Index
The Practical Building Conservation series, first published in 1988 in five volumes, has been revised and expanded. The ten new volumes provide a comprehensive and practical reference for professionals involved in repairing historic buildings.
Practical Building Conservation - English Heritage Technical Handbooks by John and Nicola Ashurst, became essential reference works for those whose work involved the repair of historic buildings. Prior to 1 April 2015 Historic England was known as English Heritage and although some of the volumes refer to English Heritage they represent Historic England’s current advice and guidance.
The new ten-volume series looks at the conservation of buildings, materials and systems.
It builds on the research and field experience of Historic England, and is aimed at those who work on or look after historic buildings: primarily architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, contractors and conservation officers, but also owners, curators, students and researchers. The ten volume series includes: