First name: David
Affiliation: Independent Scholar
Country: United Kingdom
CV: David Yeomans taught architecture and particularly building technology and also building conservation both in the UK and USA. His research has been into the history of building technology, particularly the history of carpentry from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and the use of reinforced concrete in the twentieth century. He has been a consultant to the UNESCO Division of Cultural Heritage and now practices as a consulting engineer specialising in the repair and conservation of timber structures. He is an Honorary Member of the International Scientific Committee for the Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, having been its secretary for a number of years. He presently serves on European committees for developing standards for the survey and repair of historic timber structures. His recent book How Structures Work (2009) was written with the needs of historians and archaeologists in mind. He lectures on the MSc Timber Conservation programme at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.