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Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures
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The planners cannot go out today from a 'tabula rasa' situation anymore. Environmental and sustainability issues have already formed the public idea that a 'greenbelt' of our cities is necessary, a kind of fortification leading to intensive development in towns inside a clearly delimited area within the surrounding nature. Since building on the periphery is limited, and the existing built substance has a certain cultural, architectural or at least environmental value, upgrading of existing buildings gains more and more ground from the design of new buildings. Masonry has been already recognised as construction material par excellence for historic structures. Reinforced concrete has not been yet. The reason for this may lay in the fact that concrete has not been employed for long, thus buildings with concrete structure are generally regarded as 'not old enough' to be considered historical.
Springer; December 2009
387 pages; ISBN 9789048126842
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