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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Standards for Preservation and Rehabilitation
By
SJ Kelley, AIA, SE
SJ Kelley, AIA, SE
1
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
,
Chicago, IL 60606
;
editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-2006-0
ISBN:
978-0-8031-2006-8
No. of Pages:
454
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1996

Throughout the twentieth century, research by corporations, universities, and governmental agencies has led to the development of new and improved building materials and systems. Which twentieth-century building materials and systems are historically significant? Why are they significant? Who will make these judgments? And can these materials and systems be preserved? The first section of this paper examines the process of documenting twentieth-century materials and systems; the second discusses the evaluation of twentieth-century buildings, and their materials and systems, within a historic context; and the final section focuses on the importance of retaining and preserving twentieth-century materials and systems.

1.
Longstreth
,
R.
, “
When the Past Becomes the Present
,”
Past Meets Future
,
Lee
A
, Ed.,
The Preservation Press
,
Washington, DC
,
1992
, p. 249.
2.
National Register Bulletin 15: How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation
,
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
,
Washington, DC
,
1991
(revised), pp. 44, 7.
3.
Elliot
,
C.
,
Technics and Architecture
,
The MIT Press
,
Cambridge, MA
,
1992
, pp. 198–431.
4.
Concise Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Materials
,
Moavenzadeh
F.
, Ed.,
The MIT Press
,
Cambridge, MA
,
1990
, pp. 54–55.
5.
Mason
,
J. B.
,
History of Housing in the U.S. 1930–1980
,
Gulf Publishing Company
,
Houston
,
1982
, p. 88.
6.
Weber
,
C. G.
and
Reicher
,
R. C.
, “
Experimental Dry-wall Construction with Fiber Insulation Board
,”
Building Materials and Structures Report
BMS97, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC,
07
05
1943
.
7.
Jester
,
T. C.
, “
Historic 29th-Century Building Products Database
,”
CRM
, Vol,
16
, No.
6
,
1993
, pp. 21–22.
8.
Newman
,
J. B.
, “
The Architect and New Materials
,”
Architectural Forum
, Vol.
60
, No.
6
,
06
1934
, p. 404.
9.
Mostafavi
,
M.
and
Leatherbarrow
,
D.
,
On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time
,
The MIT Press
,
Cambridge, MA
,
1993
, pp. 16, 31–32.
10.
Lynch
,
M.
, “
What Are We Going To Do With The Recent Pase In The Not Too Distant Future
,”
APT Bulletin
, Vol.
23
, No.
2
,
1991
, p. 6.
11.
Fisher
,
T.
, “
Restoring Modernism
,”
Progressive Architecture
,
04
1989
, p. 75.
12.
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
,
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
,
Washington, DC
,
1992
.
13.
International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites
(Venice Charter),
UNESCO
,
Paris
,
1964
, revised
1978
.
14.
Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance
(Burra Charter), Australia ICOMOS, Sydney,
1979
, revised
1988
.
15.
Statement of Principles for the Preservation of Historic Museum Structures and Their Collections
(New Orleans Charter),
The Association for Preservation Technology
,
Fredericksburg, Va
,
1990
.
16.
Matero
,
F. G.
, “
The Conservation of Immovable Cultural Property: Ethical and Practical Dilemmas
,”
Journal, American Institute for Conservation
, Vol.
32
, No.
1
,
1993
, p. 17.
17.
Fisher
,
T.
, “
Updating Mass-Produced Parts
,”
Progressive Architecture
,
04
1989
, pp. 111–112.
18.
Phillips
,
M.
, “
The Philosophy of Total Preservation
,”
APT Bulletin
, Vol.
3
, No.
1
,
1971
, pp. 38–43.
19.
Architecture
,
11
1992
, pp. 61–111.
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