“When considering a restoration or rehabilitation, architectural decisions not only involve program decisions, they also involve the evaluation of existing structural and architectural details and whether they are to be kept intact, modified, removed, or replaced. Original details, even building massing, are the very essence of the architectural composition as conceived by the original designer.”
—Excerpt from Building Evaluation for Preservation
Building Evaluation for Preservation provides architects and design professionals with a systematic method to evaluate existing buildings for new use or continuing use. It details every building element from the interior and exterior systems and materials.
The monograph is organized by the systems that serve a building—structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. This allows the reader to better understand and evaluate each system separately and how they are linked and function together.
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- Step-by-step guide to evaluating existing conditions
- Chapter on incorporating sustainability
- Pro forma analysis, including constructing and Excel Spreadsheet
- Illustrations to help visualize key procedures
J. Stanley Rabun, Ph.D., PE, RA, is a professor at the University of Tennessee. He also serves as an expert witness in construction accidents and building failures on cases involving water leakage and mold.
Richard Kelso, Ph.D., PD, is a mechanical engineer and professor at the University of Tennessee. With 25 years of experience, Kelso serves as an expert witness in construction accidents and building failures on cases involving HVAC systems and mold.
Continuing Education and Cost Information
Monograph and Quiz:
14 CEHs in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW)
NCARB Certificate holders: FREE
Non-NCARB Certificate holders: $200