University of Vermont

HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM



HP 203 Conservation Techniques for Historic Structures

1998 Class Schedule


Graduate HP students attend both Thursday lectures and Wednesday labs.

Continuing Education students are only required to attend Thursday lectures.

Go to graduate course description and assignments.

Go to Evening Division course description and assignments.

1998 Topic

Assignments

1/14 Lab overview, field kits, lab protocols, info resources
1/15
Course overview
Preservation philosophies and standards
Conservation science
Dating buildings from archival & physical evidence: overview/review
Curetage
1/21

Lab: Curetage

Preservation philosophies and standards

  • Fram: 1-37, 40-63- Conservation activities and principles, 64-77- Inspection fault diagnosis, recording, 214-217
  • OHJ: 1-56, 151-166
  • PB 35: Understanding Old Buildings
1/22

 

Historic masonry construction

Mortars: sands, lime, cements

Mortar characterization tests

"jam jar and vinegar" analysis

  • Assignment 1 (Building description)
  • Fram: 1-37, 40-63- Conservation activities and principles, 64-77- Inspection fault diagnosis, recording, 214-217
  • OHJ: 1-56, 151-166
  • PB 35: Understanding Old Buildings
  • PB 2: Repointing Mortar Joints
  • Handouts: Dating chart, nail chart, styles

WWW sites (read)

WWW sites (browse)

1/28 Lab: Basic mortar analysis- sampling, testing, reporting
1/29

Masonry construction and conservation: Building stone

Discuss readings

 

 

2/4 Lab: producing mortars
2/5

Quiz

Brick, terra cotta, tile

  • Assignment 2 (Building history)
  • Fram: 144-147
  • PB 1: Cleaning Masonry Buildings
  • PB 6: Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning
  • PB 7: Preservation of Terra-cotta
  • PB 38: Removing Grafffiti from Historic Masonry
  • PB 40: Preserving Historic Ceramic Tile Floors
2/11 Masonry materials- lab & site visit
2/12

Masonry construction and conservation:

Stuccos & renders

Adobe

Concrete

Discuss readings

  • Assignment 3 (Architectural elements)
  • Fram: 126-135
  • PB 5: Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings
  • PB 15: Preservation of Concrete
  • PB 22: Preservation & Repair of Stucco
2/18 Basic mortar analysis- sampling, testing, reporting
2/19

Quiz

Plaster

Discuss readings

  • Fram: 172-175
  • OHJ: 253-281
  • PB 21: Repairing Flat Plaster
  • PB 23: Preserving Ornamental Plaster
2/25 Plaster conservation- case studies & lab analysis
2/26

Wood- identification, construction, conservation

Discuss readings

  • Assignment 4 (Mortar analysis)
  • Fram: 116-121, 136-139
  • OHJ: 195-320
  • PB 26: Repair of Historic Log Buildings
  • WWW: Taking Care of Your Old Barn
3/4 Wood conservation lab
3/5

Quiz

Wood- identification, construction, conservation

 

Discuss readings

  • Assignment 5 (Elements descriptions)
  • Fram: 164-167, 176-179, 186-189
  • OHJ: 99-128
  • PB 8: Aluminum & Vinyl Siding...
  • PB 28: Painting Historic Interiors
  • PB 37 Appropriate Methods for Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Buildings
  • WWW: finishes analysis chart
3/11 No class (HP grad research trips)
3/12 No class (HP grad research trips)
3/18 Spring break
3/19 Spring break
3/25 Lab: Microscopic finishes analysis
3/26

Paint- what is it?,

basic finishes analysis

  • PB 10: Exterior Paint Problems
  • PB 34: Composition Ornament
  • PB 39: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings
4/1 Lab: Paint failure & moisture diagnostics, paint finishing systems and specifications
4/2

Paint deterioration & diagnostics

Discuss readings

  • Assignment 6 (Paint analysis)
  • Fram: 148-163, 168-171
  • OHJ: 234-252
  • PB 5: Repair of Historic Wooden Windows
  • PB 13: Steel Windows
  • PB 33: Stained and Leaded Glass
4/8 Paint deterioration & diagnostics & treatments
4/9

Wallpaper & flooring

Windows & doors

  • Assignment 7 (Condition)
  • Fram: 79-115, 180-185
  • OHJ: 59-68, 169-233, 321-344
  • The Secretary of the Interior's Standards (Handout)
  • PB 14: New Exterior Additions
  • PB 17: Architectural Character
  • PB 18: Rehabilitating Interiors
  • PB 24: Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling
  • PB 31: Mothballing
  • PB 32: Making Historic Buildings Accessible
4/15 Window surveys and conservation
4/16

Foundations & drainage, fixtures & mechanical systems

Treatment Strategies & Cost Estimates; Preservation Standards & Building Codes

Architectural metals

Roofing, chimneys, gutters,

  • Fram: 122-125, 140-143
  • OHJ: 29-98, 129-150
  • PB 4: Roofing for Historic Buildings
  • PB 19: Repair of Wooden Shingle Roofs
  • PB 29: Slate Roofs
  • PB 30: Clay Tile Roofs
  • PB 27: Maintenance & Repair of Cast Iron
  • PB 25: Historic Signs
4/22 Lab/ site visit: Moisture control, plumbing, electrical
4/23 Oral presentations
  • Assignment 8 (treatment recommendations)
4/30 Final Quiz

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