Historic Preservation Technical Documents

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These technical documents contain information for maintaining, repairing and rehabilitating the traditional building materials and features associated with historic buildings, landscapes and structures.

Discussion or inclusion of a product or method in these documents does not guarantee that the product or method is suitable for all projects or locations. Specifications should be edited as necessary to address the conditions and requirements of a particular project. Pre-testing or work sample provisions are recommended for inclusion in specifications where results may be affected by building-specific conditions or local climate.

Concrete

Selected Reading on Concrete Restoration and Cleaning
Procedure Code: 370001R

Doors and Windows

Selected Reading On Glazing
Procedure Code: 880001R

Selected Reading on Hardware
Procedure Code: 870001R

Selected Reading On Metal Windows
Procedure Code: 850001R

Selected Reading on Storm Windows
Procedure Code: 867001R

Selected Reading on Wood Doors
Procedure Code: 820001R

Selected Reading on Wood Windows
Procedure Code: 861009R

Electrical

Selected Reading On General Electrical Requirements
Procedure Code: 1601001R

Selected Reading On Service And Distribution
Procedure Code: 1640001R

Finishes

Selected Reading On Lath And Plaster
Procedure Code: 920004R

Architectural Scagliola: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 920005G

Selected Reading On Painting (Transparent And Opaque Finishes)
Procedure Code: 990002R

Cork Tile: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 966001G

Linoleum: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 966002G

Selected Reading On Special Ceiling Surfaces
Procedure Code: 954501R

Terrazzo: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 940001G

Selected Reading On Tile
Procedure Code: 930001R

Selected Reading On Wall Coverings
Procedure Code: 995002R

Selected Reading On Wood Flooring
Procedure Code: 955001R

General Requirements

Selected Reading on Building Accessibility
Procedure Code: 106003R

Selected Reading On Special Project Procedures
Procedure Code: 110006R

Masonry

Historic (Early) Brick: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 421108G

Cast Stone: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 472001G

Concrete Block: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 422001G

Granite: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 446501G

Marble: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 445501G

Selected Reading On Masonry Restoration And Cleaning
Procedure Code: 450003R

Sandstone: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 447001G

Terra Cotta: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 421403G

Mechanical

Selected Reading On General Mechanical Requirements
Procedure Code: 1501002R

Selected Reading On Heat Transfer
Procedure Code: 1575001R

Selected Reading On Plumbing
Procedure Code: 1540001R

Metals

Copper: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 501501G

Selected Reading On Metal Coatings
Procedure Code: 503001R

Cast Iron: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 501004G

Galvanized Iron And Steel: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 501009G

Tin: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 501010G

Wrought Iron: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 501011G

Bronze: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 501003G

Selected Reading On Metal Materials
Procedure Code: 501007R

Lead: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 501014G

Monel: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 501016G

Nickel Silver: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 501017G

Stainless Steel: Characteristics, Uses and Problems
Procedure Code: 501018G

Selected Reading On Ornamental Metal
Procedure Code: 570001R

Sitework

Selected Reading on Landscape
Procedure Code: 290001R

Selected Reading on Site Preparation
Procedure Code: 210001R

Specialties

Selected Reading On Pest Control
Procedure Code: 1029001R

Thermal and Moisture Protection

Selected Reading On Flashing And Sheetmetal
Procedure Code: 760001R

Selected Reading On Insulation
Procedure Code: 720001R

Sealants: Characteristics, Uses And Problems
Procedure Code: 790002G

Selected Reading On Shingles And Roofing Tiles
Procedure Code: 730001R

Selected Reading On General Waterproofing And Roofing
Procedure Code: 710002R

Wood and Plastics

Selected Reading On Architectural Woodwork
Procedure Code: 640001R

Selected Reading On General Wood Carpentry
Procedure Code: 600101R

Selected Reading On Finish Carpentry
Procedure Code: 620001R

Selected Reading On Rough Carpentry
Procedure Code: 610001R