Engineering A Cathedral

M.J. Jackson

Price: £ 48.00

ISBN: 9780727716842

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 31/12/1994

Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd

Page Size: 234x156mm

Number of Pages: 204

Engineering A Cathedral


Engineering a cathedral offers professional engineers, architects and interested lay people a unique opportunity to study the construction of one of the world's finest buildings. Durham cathedral celebrates its 900th anniversary in 1993 and to mark the event a group of engineers have applied their modern knowledge and techniques to its structure.

With over 80 illustrations, Engineering a cathedral is not only relevant to Durham, it is relevant to all other medieval buildings, those who care for them and those who simply stand and wonder.


• Durham Cathedral 1093-1193 sources and history

• The building of the cathedral

• An appraisal of the topology and loading of a section of the vaulted roof of Durham Cathedral

• The Romanesque high vaults of Durham Cathedral

• Durham Cathedral tower vibrations during bell-ringing

• Cathedral engineering for novices

• The geological setting of Durham Cathedral

• Deterioration of the exterior stone at Durham Cathedral

• Design principles of early modern architecture as exemplified at Durham Cathedral

• The unseen timber roofs of the choir, north transept, 1-2 The College and the dorter of Durham Cathedral

• The roof of the monks' dormitory, Durham

• The maintenance problem

• Maintenance management