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Award-Winning DESIGN SOLUTIONS:
Exemplary Projects – Universal Application
edited by Michael Buhler
This beautiful publication celebrates the California Preservation Foundation’s Preservation Design Awards program and features a selection of award-winning entries from 1990 through 2000. Representing the breadth of exemplary projects that have been honored, and ranging in scope from private residences to city halls to bridges, from preservation planning to groundbreaking base isolation seismic retrofit schemes.
Avoiding the Bite: Strategies for Adopting and
Retaining Local Preservation Programs
edited by Lisa Foster
Contains presentations made during CPF’s 1994 workshops on preservation commissions. Includes sections on making allies in City Hall and with Redevelopment staff, maintaining programs in times of budget cuts, building public and political support for local preservation programs, and creating an adoptable ordinance.
Conserving Housing, Preserving History: Proceedings
(Also includes Housing in Historic Buildings: A Perfect Fit in Imperfect Times)
edited by Elizabeth Morton
These books contain presentations and written materials from CPF’s housing workshops in 1991 and 1995, which focused on strategies for providing affordable housing by reinvesting in older buildings and neighborhoods. Includes sections on historic rehabilitation and low income housing tax credits, design and code issues faced when working with older residences, case studies of successful projects and more.
A Preservationist’s Guide to the
California Environmental Quality Act, 1993
by Jack Rubens and Bill Delvac.
The Guide is a step by step tour of CEQA requirements, useful case law and appropriate strategies you might use in your community. It is invaluable, easy to understand, and the best publication available on the subject.
[Updated and expanded after the 1993 Annual Statewide Conference in Long Beach.]
A Preservationist’s Guide to the Development Process
edited by William F. Delvac, Christy McAvoy
and Elizabeth Morton
Based on CPF’s popular 1992 workshop series. Chapters by statewide experts provide valuable overviews of the development process, real estate economics, tax credits, easements, property tax incentives, the State Historical Building Code, CEQA and more.
Preservation and Property Taxes:
Capitalizing on Historic Resources with the Mills Act
(formerly What’s In It For You)
by Carolyn Douthat and Elizabeth Morton
Revised in 1997 by Michael Buhler. This book will tell you all you need to do to set up a Mills Act (property tax incentive) program in your town: it includes a copy of the law, model contracts, how the reassessment is calculated, and the people to contact. It also contains a chapter on other local incentives options.
Preservation for Profit
by William F. Delvac and Thomas Coughlin
The authors are two of the most knowledgeable tax attorneys in the country. Coughlin explores the “certification” process for Tax Act projects, IRS court decisions on preservation tax incentives, and historic preservation easements. Delvac’s contributions cover the federal tax incentives in depth.
Model Ordinance: Post-Disaster Alteration, Repair, Restoration,
Reconstruction and Demolition of Historic and Cultural Resources
by Paige Swartley
Model Ordinance provides a comprehensive review system and clear procedures that allow your community to more efficiently rebuild and recover from a disaster while protecting valuable historic and cultural resources. Ordinance provisions encourage the use of a Repair and Restoration Committee; a Historic Resource Damage Assessment Form; the State Historical Building Code; the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; local design guidelines; and California Public Resources Code §5028.
How to Use the State Historical Building Code
edited by Lisa Foster
Contains presentations made during CPF’s 1994 technical workshops on the use of the State Historical Building Code for the repair and restoration of historic buildings, landscapes and open spaces. Includes sections on structural and seismic retrofit issues, use of archaic materials, building systems, and access.
Building Code Issues in Historic Preservation:
Selected Case Studies
edited by Deborah Denne
This publication is a special compilation of selected appeal cases that have come before the State Historical Building Safety Board over a twenty-plus year period and reflects the State Historical Building Code’s increasing use throughout California.
Price: $125.00 plus $7.00 shipping for each copy
Loma Prieta: The Engineers’ View
by John Kariotis, Nels Roselund and Mike Krakower
Outlines the causes of structural damage from temblors, reviews the damage and details both repair and seismic strengthening strategies. Technical issues, structural observations, construction techniques, cost analysis and detailed case studies are clearly explained. This book proves that earthquake damage to masonry buildings can be repaired and the probability of future damage reduced in a cost-effective way without seriously impacting historic fabric and design.
20 Tools That Protect Historic Resources After An Earthquake:
Lessons Learned From the Northridge Earthquake
by Jeff Eichenfield
An easy-to-use booklet that includes information on: giving historic preservation an early, organized and visible presence; understanding how buildings are inspected and tagged; adopting preservation-sensitive emergency ordinances; emergency provisions in the California Environmental Quality Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; educational materials for local officials and property owners; plus, a model damage assessment form.
Earthquake-Damaged Historic Chimneys:
A Guide to the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Chimneys
prepared by M2A Milofsky and Michali Architects, Krakower and Associates, and the
Roselund Engineering Company for Historic Preservation Partners for Earthquake Response.
Using case studies, this technical resource explores chimney design weaknesses, emergency code issues, engineering analyses, and also includes a step-by-step guide to the chimney repair process and a repair checklist.
Temporary Shoring And Stabilization of Earthquake Damaged Historic Buildings
by Roy W. Harthorn, CBO
Cherilyn Widell, former State Preservation Officer, and Dan Chudy, past president of CALBO provided these comments:
“This guidebook for local officials will be a valuable tool to keep with your emergency response materials should you experience an earthquake in your jurisdiction…the time and safety provided by the temporary shoring of damaged buildings following an earthquake gives the building owner, building official and the community leaders an opportunity to evaluate multiple options.”