PRST 6720 Preservation Technology

This course will study the highly complex construction methods and systems ranging from traditional rammed earth systems, sun dried bricks, fired bricks, stone and wood, to the new materials developed since the industrial revolution (i.e., iron and steel, reinforced concrete, petrochemical based materials). Understanding the process of procuring construction materials and production, will allow the student to understand the process of deterioration which eventually leads to the need of understanding Preservation Technology.