Concrete: Case Studies in Conservation Practice

Concrete: Case Studies in Conservation Practice
Library Shelf Location 10.CROF
Publication Date 2019

First in a series to be published by the Getty Conservation Institute this compilation of concrete conservation case studies sets a new standard in the literature of the field. Adopting a consistent reporting format it presents an admirably diverse range of typologies and techniques bringing an impressive international dimension to the discussion.

Accessible and beautifully illustrated descriptions encompass all the dimensions of this vital area of modern architectural heritage - the understanding of building history (including the history of previous unsuccessful repair projects); the necessity of conscientious diagnosis; the critical evaluation of different remediation strategies that enable bespoke rather than simply generic solutions; adequate provision for trialling alternatives; allowance for on-site findings to inform work-in-progress; scrupulous documentation of process and conscientious post-contract monitoring - all framed within a deep appreciation of the ethics of conservation practice and its attendant conflicts.

In a still evolving field so often bedevilled by the confusion of analysis with advocacy CONCRETE - Case Studies in Conservation Practice should be required reading for all participants, not only conservationists. Stakeholders on all sides - policy-makers, design professionals, contractors, amenity groups and building owners will surely benefit from the measured and lucid coverage of this fine publication.

ISBN 9781606065761
Quantity 1
Pages 236 Pages, 216mm x 267mm
Editors Catherine Croft, Susan Macdonald
Format Paperback
Publisher Getty Publications, Los Angeles
Category Architecture (category)
Keywords Conservation, Architecture, Cities and Buildings
Language English

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