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PC – 04CT: Conservation Engineering
4 – 5 August 2014
Aim: The broad aim of the course is to discuss the issues and complexities related to structural engineering for the conservation of historic buildings.
Content: The course will introduce the concept of ‘conservation engineering’. This is a new concept that underpins the understanding, analysis and conservation of historic buildings from a structural engineering perspective. We will explore the approaches of valuing the past and ‘Listing’ of historic buildings. The discussions and case studies will illustrate some of the key scientific and non-destructive methods of testing and analysis. We will explore a range of issues related to introducing modern services into historic buildings – toilets, heating, cooling/ air conditioning, fire fighting, lighting etc.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the participants should –
- gain introduction to the notions of value and significance associated with cultural heritage.
- develop basic knowledge of the approaches to conservation.
- develop an understanding of the basic principles of structural engineering for conservation.
- gain an introduction to identifying and assessing structural problems with historic buildings.
- start thinking critically about the issues related to structural engineering aspects of heritage conservation.
Speakers: The course will be offered by experts on various aspects working with INTACH.
Collaborating partner: INTACH Jharkhand Chapter