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An Overview of Historic Building Preservation

All great things require planning. Ancient Rome and the Pyramids did not just come to be. Instead, they were the result of a vision and a plan. Building preservation is subject to extensive planning and has a multitude of factors to consider. While building preservation planning is never actually easy, some buildings or places have fewer things to consider during

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Facade Design for Historic Buildings: The Details Tell a Story

In times past, local craftsmen helped to build the framework for their communities in order to help with the growth and needs of their neighbors. Today, when planning a facade design for historic buildings, it’s important for both the architect and the client to realize the purpose of the structure, to honor its historical value and to find ways to update

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A Concise Look at Architectural Conservation

What is Architectural Conservation? Architectural conservation aims to preserve the historical aesthetics and inherent value of an aging structure. Architectural conservation involves a range of techniques, including restoration, rehabilitation and implementation of legal standards that restrict the modification or demolition of historically important buildings. Architectural conservation seeks to retain original building materials and decorative finishes as much as possible. Properties that suffer

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