Book

Historical Building Construction

Authors:
  • Old Structures Engineering

Abstract

A comprehensive guide to the physical construction of buildings from the 1840s to the present, this study covers the history of concrete- , steel- , and skeleton-frame buildings, provides case histories that apply the information to a wide range of actual projects, and supplies technical data essential to professionals who work with historic structures.
... From the middle of the 18th until the beginning of the 20th century [1], cast iron elements were commonly encountered in the structural framing of buildings in Great Britain, United States and Central and Northern Europe [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]. However, since cast iron is no longer a mainstream construction material, there is a lack of extensive research on this type of construction. ...
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