Course Description

This is an advanced level course on archaic and contemporary materials and methods for preservation and conservation of building structures. Students will be taught the properties, decay mechanisms, and the maintenance and repairs of different building materials. The manufacturing, identification and methods of assembly of these materials will also be examined. Researching, inspecting, recording, and assessing the condition and quality of building structures will be taught. Students will also be taught historical research techniques; destructive and non-destructive building testing, investigation, and inspection techniques; manual, photographic, and computer-aided extant recording techniques; and building repair assessment techniques.


Prerequisites: CKAR 601

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