Building codes and historic buildings

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National Trust for Historic Preservation, Sep 1, 2005 - Architecture - 16 pages
If you own a historic building, what do you need to know about building codes? How do you find out which codes and other regulations apply in your community? When must you strictly adhere to the code provisions, and when can you and the code official work out an alternative that preserves your buildings historic features? These are just some of the questions answered in Building Codes and Historic Buildings, by Melvyn Green, P.E., and Anne Watson. "The main key to using building codes for historic structures is to learn how to work within the system," the authors state. "Know which codes apply to the project and how to use those codes to produce the best safety and preservation results." Building Codes and Historic Buildings will help you to do that. Its an easy-to-follow reference, with case studies, that provides a basic overview for new property owners, and also clarifies points and fills in information for more experienced owners.

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