Theses (Historic Preservation)

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

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Suggested Citation:

Beckman, Christine L. (2013). Evaluating the Displacement Modes and Associated Risks of Stacked Log Structures. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


This thesis explores the displacement modes and causes of displacement, especially those associated with snow load, of historic stacked log structures at the Bar BC Ranch in Grand Teton National Park in preparation of a typology of displacement indicators and risk exposures that inform the development of a field survey to help building stewards monitor stacked log structures and aid in the creation of prioritized preservation plans.


wood, survey, construction, Bar BC Ranch, Grand Teton National Park



Date Posted: 03 September 2014