Historic restoration and preservation efforts are accelerating throughout the U.S., thanks in part to available tax credits, awards programs, and green building trends. While these projects entail many different building components and systems, façade restoration—as the public face of these older structures—is a key focus. Recognizing this, seasoned architects and consultants often spend much time analyzing and evaluating an existing structure with the goal of best preserving the original façade design. Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course from Building Design+Construction.
What you will learn
After reading this article, you should be able to:
* Discuss the basic issues affecting the restoration of historic brick structures.
* Describe the characteristics of natural stone and historic mortars that must be considered in renovation and restoration projects.
* Explain the basic details and installation techniques for proper application of manufactured cast stone.
* List three ways to prevent moisture-related defects in masonry and brick walls.
* Explain the benefits of stone and brick for sustainable building projects.
Take this free AIA course at:
http://www.bdcuniversity.com/historic-masonry-restoration-and-renovation?courseid=1742 (short registration required)