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HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM



HP 203 Conservation Techniques for Historic Structures

1998 Class Schedule

Evening Division


Go to Evening Division course description and assignments.

1998 Topic

Assignments

1/15
Course overview
Preservation philosophies and standards
Conservation science
Dating buildings from archival & physical evidence: overview/review
Curetage
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
  • Handouts: Dating chart, nails chart, styles
  • PB 35: Understanding Old Buildings
  • PB 2: Repointing Mortar Joints

WWW sites (read)

WWW sites (browse)

1/29

Masonry construction and conservation: Building stone

Discuss readings

 

 

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
2/12

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
2/19

Quiz

Plaster

Discuss readings

  • Fram: 172-175
  • OHJ: 253-281
  • PB 21: Repairing Flat Plaster
  • PB 23: Preserving Ornamental Plaster
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
3/5

Quiz

Paint- what is it?, basic finishes analysis

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
3/12 No class (HP grad research trips)
3/19 Spring break
3/26

Paint

Basic finishes analysis

  • PB 10: Exterior Paint Problems
  • PB 34: Composition Ornament
  • PB 39: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings
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
4/9

Wallpaper & flooring

Windows & doors

Foundations & drainage, fixtures & mechanical systems

Treatment Strategies & Cost Estimates; Preservation Standards & Building Codes

Discuss readings

  • 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
4/16

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
4/23 Oral presentations
  • Assignment 8 (treatment recommendations)
4/30 Final Quiz

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