Tradition- Keeping the past alive
The past traditions and culture, the environment then, are all reflected in the historic buildings and architecture of the various countries. In order to sensibly connect and maintain the essence of the past, it is vital to safeguard and preserve the landmark and historic architecture. Preserving the past environs and building architecture is basically a strategy to remain connected to the past. It is purely an effort to support, protect and safeguard the edifices, bits and pieces, sites or other relics of historic importance. For urban planning, it is highly important to shield the historical properties.
Protecting the monuments and the other landmark buildings can be preserved and restored in the following ways:
- Valuation of the entire structure
- Restoration of building
- Assessing the foundation
- Stabilization of tower and roof
- Replacement of window panes
- Seismic retrofitting
- Restoration of parapet, and more….
One of the non-profit entities named US National Trust for Historic Preservation has been working towards safeguarding the several historical places in America since 1949. There are several other global institutes like UK’s Society for the Preservation of Historic Buildings, International Council on Monuments and Sites, American Institute for Conservation, many more.
You can also ensure conservation with the help of the structural engineering firms offering consultation. Do you understand what role does such firm play in protecting the monuments and edifices? The structural engineer assesses the buildings and further offers services like repairing, adaptation, restoration, etc. The preservation of the historical buildings is a blend of technical, historic, social, philosophical, and legislative developments.
The monument structure restoration is challenging yet a thrilling task. The professional assistance is definitely the right and the best way to ensure perfection at every phase of the restoration. The structural engineers employed in the consultancy are
- Architectural conservator
- Historic preservation planner
- Preservation crafts person
- Architectural historian/historian
- Preservation architect
- Public historian/resource interpreters
- Preservation engineer
- Historic site administrator
The Structural craftsmen or the engineers take the duty of protecting and preserving the unique and original idea or thoughts of the architect and craftsmen involved in the construction and design of the building from the beginning. Some of the simple rules that are followed by the preservationists to guide the efforts of the structural engineers’ are-
- Nominal interference
- Use Non-destructive systems
- Safeguarding architecture