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Recording natural stones on facades as a tool to assess their utilization and functional aspects over time

Heiner Siedel
Recording natural stones on facades as a tool to assess their utilization and functional aspects over time (in The stone cycle and the conservation of historic buildings, J. Cassar, M. G. Winter, B. R. Marker, E. N. Bromhead, J. W. N. Smith, D. G. Toll, N. R. G. Walton, D. C. Entwisle and T. A. Dijkstra)
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (November 2013) 46 (4): 439-448

Abstract

Building stones utilized on facades in the city centres of the three largest cities in the Free State of Saxony (Germany), Dresden, Leipzig, and Chemnitz, were recorded for a comparative study and related to the age of the buildings and to their use for distinct building elements. The cities show different patterns of stone utilization according to their geological background and historical development. Local building stones quarried nearby dominate until the middle of the 19th century, when the development of industries and infrastructure started to facilitate the delivery of a greater number of stone varieties from further afield. The use of natural stone for certain construction elements on buildings has been controlled not only by functional aspects and appropriate technical properties but also by fashion, the economic background, and political restrictions. Additional recording of the weathering state of different types of building stones after long-term exposure allows a comparative assessment, thus giving useful hints on their long-term behaviour and durability.


ISSN: 1470-9236
EISSN: 2041-4803
Serial Title: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Serial Volume: 46
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Recording natural stones on facades as a tool to assess their utilization and functional aspects over time
Title: The stone cycle and the conservation of historic buildings
Author(s): Siedel, Heiner
Author(s): Cassar, J.
Author(s): Winter, M. G.
Author(s): Marker, B. R.
Author(s): Bromhead, E. N.
Author(s): Smith, J. W. N.
Author(s): Toll, D. G.
Author(s): Walton, N. R. G.
Author(s): Entwisle, D. C.
Author(s): Dijkstra, T. A.
Affiliation: Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Dresden, Germany
Affiliation: University of Malta, Department of the Built Heritage, Msida, Malta
Pages: 439-448
Published: 201311
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 22
Accession Number: 2014-004181
Categories: Engineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Transport Research Laboratory, GBR, United KingdomKingston University, GBR, United KingdomSheffield University, GBR, United KingdomDurham University, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Portsmouth, GBR, United KingdomBritish Geological Survey, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201404
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