Getting Started With This Course
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Accessing Your Course
Canvas (by Instructure)
Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
- Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be
able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to building conservation through a study of 18th, 19th and early 20th century construction methods and materials. The student is encouraged to see material deterioration as inevitable and the result of many factors. At the same time the student is introduced to techniques that successfully halt or reverse the effects of the environment on traditional building materials.
Goals /Learning Objectives
1. Critically examine historic fabric and evaluate the level of deterioration in a broader context as part of an environmental system which includes: immediate environmental factors (weather, vegetation, soil, etc.), the nature of the building materials, maintenance, previous repairs, unexpected collateral damage from remote intervention, etc.
2. Understand a variety of preservation/conservation techniques designed to stabilize deteriorating material or reverse the processes.
3. Apply basic materials analysis to the understanding of building degradation
4. Learn to prepare historic buildings conditions surveys and treatment recommendations.