An Annotated Bibliography

Alice Custance-Baker, Gina Crevello, Susan Macdonald, and Kyle Normandin; 2015

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Concrete was one of the twentieth century's most widely used building materials. Its innovative use is a hallmark of modern engineering and architectural design, and a growing number of concrete structures are now being recognized for their heritage significance. Like most modern building materials, concrete poses specific conservation challenges, and there is much work to be done to secure good conservation outcomes. Access to information about concrete's history, deterioration mechanisms, and repair methods will aid in this endeavor.

This bibliography is an outgrowth of Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography (2nd ed). Its annotated entries are intended to assist those interested in the conservation of concrete by identifying and describing specific resources on the subject. It will also promote understanding of the current state of knowledge, which may assist with identification of gaps in the existing literature.

The literature reviewed covers mass, reinforced, cast-in-place, post-tensioned pre-stressed, and precast concrete. The bibliography is organized in five chapters, which reflect the usual steps in the conservation process. These include: History and Development of Concrete; Concrete Deterioration and Damage; Historic Concrete Diagnostics, Monitoring, Nondestructive Testing, Investigation, and Assessment; Approaches to Conserving Historic Concrete; Conservation and Repair of Historic Concrete. This bibliography is focused on English-language literature.

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Custance-Baker, Alice, Gina Crevello, Susan Macdonald, and Kyle Normandin. 2015. Conserving Concrete Heritage: An Annotated Bibliography. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.