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Stone House Construction

Stone House Construction

  • Author: Sarah Gunn
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643106863
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 232
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Stone House Construction is a comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating, including property owners, architects and builders. It has a strong theme of historic stone buildings, as traditional forms of building respond to the need for structural integrity and stability over time against weathering. The book covers aspects of building in locally sourced stone, from quarrying on-site to building arches over openings for upper storey walls, and is a source book of examples and methods to help the reader to carry on a tradition of building in local stone. Stone buildings inspire people because they transfer a natural beauty to a human achievement. The book shows many examples of Australian stonework that have not been given exposure in previous architectural references. It promotes Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) through the continuation of a stonework tradition in Australia.

Dimension Stone Use in Building Construction

Dimension Stone Use in Building Construction

  • Author: Kurt R. Hoigard,Michael J. Scheffler
  • Publisher: ASTM International
  • ISBN: 080314492X
  • Category: Building stones
  • Page: 153
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"Twelve peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the continuing advancement in the understanding of dimension stone used in building construction. Topics cover: Strength Testing--addresses testing to determine strength characteristics of dimension stone cladding panels. Design--covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of three common dimension stone paving installation techniques; the relationships between stone material strength, anchorage strength, and induced stress states for four common dimension stone cladding anchorage configurations; and more. Evaluation and Investigation--provides observations regarding investigations into the causes of dimension stone cladding deterioration and failure. Durability--discusses the complex issue of dimension stone durability using three different approaches; a large-scale European research project to investigate the causes of marble and limestone cladding panel bowing, develop preconstruction testing parameters to assess bowing potential, and assess proposed remedial efforts to reduce or inhibit ongoing bowing; and more."--Publisher's website.

Homes in Alberta

Homes in Alberta

Building, Trends, and Design, 1870-1967

  • Author: Donald Grant Wetherell,Irene Kmet,Alberta. Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism,Alberta. Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
  • ISBN: 9780888642233
  • Category: Alberta
  • Page: 363
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Don Wetherall and Irene Kmet have drawn upon an extensive range of archival, visual and printed sources to write a comprehensive history of housing in Alberta from the late nineteenth century until the 1960s. The authors examine design, materials and methods of construction, government policy and economic and social aspects of housing in Alberta.

The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney

The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney

Investigations in the Bay of Firth, Mainland, Orkney (1994–2014)

  • Author: Colin Richards,Richard Jones
  • Publisher: Windgather Press
  • ISBN: 1909686921
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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Considering that Orkney is a group of relatively small islands lying off the northeast coast of the Scottish mainland, its wealth of Neolithic archaeology is truly extraordinary. An assortment of houses, chambered cairns, stone circles, standing stones and passage graves provides an unusually comprehensive range of archaeological and architectural contexts. Yet, in the early 1990s, there was a noticeable imbalance between 4th and 3rd millennium cal BC evidence, with house structures, and ‘villages’ being well represented in the latter but minimally in the former. As elsewhere in the British Isles, the archaeological visibility of the 4th millennium cal BC in Orkney tends to be dominated by the monumental presence of chambered cairns or tombs. In the 1970s Claude Lévi-Strauss conceived of a form of social organization based upon the ‘house’ – sociétés à maisons – in order to provide a classification for social groups that appeared not to conform to established anthropological kinship structures. In this approach, the anchor point is the ‘house’, understood as a conceptual resource that is a consequence of a strategy of constructing and legitimizing identities under ever shifting social conditions. Drawing on the results of an extensive program of fieldwork in the Bay of Firth, Mainland Orkney, the text explores the idea that the physical appearance of the house is a potent resource for materializing the dichotomous alliance and descent principles apparent in the archaeological evidence for the early and later Neolithic of Orkney. It argues that some of the insights made by Lévi-Strauss in his basic formulation of sociétés à maisons are extremely relevant to interpreting the archaeological evidence and providing the parameters for a ‘social’ narrative of the material changes occurring in Orkney between the 4th and 2nd millennia cal BC. The major excavations undertaken during the Cuween-Wideford Landscape Project provided an unprecedented depth and variety of evidence for Neolithic occupation, bridging the gap between domestic and ceremonial architecture and form, exploring the transition from wood to stone and relationships between the living and the dead and the role of material culture. The results are described and discussed in detail here, enabling tracing of the development and fragmentation of sociétés à maisons over a 1500 year period of Northern Isles prehistory.

Gender, Class, and Shelter

Gender, Class, and Shelter

  • Author: Elizabeth C. Cromley,Carter L. Hudgins
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9780870498725
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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Features 18 essays by scholars in the fields of folklore, architectural history, urban history, preservation, archaeology, and geography, tackling a variety of building types and interpretive issues within the broad themes of gender, economic and social institutions, ethnicity and race, popular culture, and rural and urban geographies. Bandw illustrations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Geology of Construction Materials

Geology of Construction Materials

  • Author: J.E. Prentice
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780412297403
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 202
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Part of a series, Geology of Construction Materials aims to show the connections between academic geology and the needs of the extractive industry by recognising that there is a direct relationship between the processes of mineral formation in the Earth's crust and the mode of occurrence and essential properties of the mineral.

The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri

The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri

A Survey of a Vanishing Culture

  • Author: Charles Van Ravenswaay
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826217004
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 539
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Many Germans who immigrated to America in the nineteenth century settled in the lower Missouri River valley between St. Charles and Boonville, Missouri. In this magnificent book, which includes some six hundred photographs and drawings, Charles van Ravenswaay examines that immigration—who came, how, and why—and surveys the distinctive Missouri-German architecture, art, and crafts produced in the towns or on the farms of the rural counties of Cooper, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Franklin, Montgomery, Warren, and St. Charles from the 1830s until the closing years of the century. As the immigrants sought to transplant their native culture to the Missouri backwoods, the compromises they were forced to make with conditions in Missouri produced many fascinating and individualistic structures and objects. They built half-timbered, stone, and brick houses and barns with designs reflecting the traditions of the many German regions from which the builders emigrated. The author's far-reaching study of immigrants' arts and crafts included furniture in traditional peasant designs as well as the Biedermeier and eclectic styles, redware and stoneware pottery, textiles, wood and stone carving, metalwares, firearms, baskets, musical instruments, prints, and paintings and identifies craftsmen working in all of these fields. One chapter is devoted to the objects the immigrants brought with them from the Old World. Added to this new printing of The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri is a touching and informative introduction by Adolf E. Schroeder. Schroeder's long friendship with Charles van Ravenswaay allows him to reflect on the vast contributions this author made to our knowledge of Missouri's German culture. Everyone interested in architecture, crafts, or Missouriana will find this book indispensable as they savor van Ravenswaay's excellent presentation of the craftsmen and their products against the background of the aspirations and folkways of a distinctive culture.

House Plans for Everybody

House Plans for Everybody

For Village and Country Residences, Costing from $250 to $8,000: Including Full Descriptions and Estimates in Detail of Materials, Labor and Cost, with Many Practical Suggestions, and 175 Illustrations

  • Author: Samuel Burrage Reed
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture, Domestic
  • Page: 243
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Building Stone Walls

Building Stone Walls

  • Author: John Vivian
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1612123724
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 112
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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.