Conserving War Memorials

    SubTitle

    Structural Problems and Repairs
    Conserving War Memorials large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        14 Jun 2017
        10681723
        10681723

        Main Summary

          This technical note describes good practice for diagnosing and understanding the structural problems found in war memorials, with a focus on freestanding masonry and memorials built of concrete. It details what specialist advice may be required, and the steps that might follow diagnosis, including structural monitoring, emergency works and structural repair options. It also indicates where to get further help and advice.
           
          This note is intended for architects, building surveyors, structural engineers, project managers, contractors, craftspeople, conservators, and anyone else interested in the designing, specifying, conserving, and repairing of freestanding war memorials. It will also be of interest to those responsible for making decisions, such as local authority conservation officers, custodians, or volunteer groups.

          This technical advice note forms part of a series of resources produced by Historic England, to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, that cover the overall approach to caring for war memorials as well as some of the more poorly understood technical aspects. They include:
           
          •    guidance on how to record, repair, conserve, maintain and protect these unique monuments for future generations:
          The Conservation, Repair and Management of War Memorials and Conservation and Management of War Memorial Landscapes

          •    short technical advice notes covering inscriptions, structural problems and repairs and maintenance
          •    case studies on conservation options for specific war memorial issues
          •    films on technical aspects of war memorial conservation

          Additional Information

          Author

          James Miller

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          13

          Number of Pages

          29

          ISBN

          9781848024861

          Contents

            •    Introduction
            •    Is there really a problem?
            •    Getting specialist advice
            •    Understanding the causes
            •    Repairs
            •    References and further reading
            •    Where to get advice
            •    Acknowledgements

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