Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2024
Primary Program
Civil Engineering
Homewood Campus
Course Format
Onsite, Virtual Live

Building on the content in Preservation Engineering I: Theory and Practice, this course will begin with materials introduced at the start of the Industrial Revolution-namely with the beginning of the use of iron materials as major structural elements within buildings. The course will continue with the introduction of cast iron, wrought iron, and finally, structural steel members. After introducing iron materials the course will continue with the early use of reinforced concrete as a major structural material. The course will discuss the historic structural analysis methods associated with such materials and contrast such methods with more modern analytical approaches. It will also discuss concrete deterioration and repair methods. Concepts related to masonry facade investigation and repair will be presented along with the analytical methods associated with thin-shell masonry construction from the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will conclude with a review of the assessment and retrofit of historic foundations.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.565.628 Preservation Engineering I: Theory and Practice

Course Offerings


Preservation Engineering II: Theory & Practice

01/22/2024 - 04/26/2024
Wed 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hodson 305
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. It combines the face-to-face class held at the Homewood Campus (section .01VL) with remote students participating online through live web-conferencing. You may choose to attend in-person/on-site or remotely or both. Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live courses in-person/on-site at the Homewood Campus, COVID-19 and Flu vaccination compliance is mandatory for enrollment in this course. All students must upload proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption in the Vaccination Management System ( prior to the start of class.
Spring 2024
Course Format
Virtual Live
Homewood Campus
Course Materials