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Prior to inclusion in GSA’s library of procedures, documents are reviewed by one or more qualified preservation specialists for general consistency with the Secretary of Interior Standards for rehabilitating historic buildings as understood at the time the procedure is added to the library. All specifications require project-specific editing and professional judgement regarding the applicability of a procedure to a particular building, project or location. References to products and suppliers are to serve as a general guideline and do not constitute a federal endorsement or determination that a product or method is the best or most current alternative, remains available, or is compliant with current environmental regulations and safety standards. The library of procedures is intended to serve as a resource, not a substitute, for specification development by a qualified preservation professional.
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- Conrad, Ernest A. "Saving Our Historic Building Systems." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 3-23 - 3-25.
- Kaplan, Marilyn E. "The Installation of Fire Protection Systems in Historic Interior's." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 2-1 - 2-8.
- Kay, Gersil N. "Mechanical/Electrical Systems in Older Buildings." APT Bulletin, Vol. XXI No. 3/4, 1989, pp. 5- 7.
- Labine, Clem. "Sizing Up Grilles and Registers", and "Registers and Grilles Sourcelist." Traditional Building, March/April 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 34-37.
- Park, Sharon C. "Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Historic Buildings: Problems and Recommended Approaches." Preservation Briefs #24. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1991.
- Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
- Kay, Gersil Newmark. Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Historic Buildings. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992.