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The stabilisation and repair of heritage structures and listed buildings
This paper addresses the delicate issues of structural repair and stabilisation of heritage structures and the importance of establishing the cause of the defects prior to any intervention work being carried out. Particular methods of intervention will be examined and the paper also identifies some methods to be avoided which time has revealed to be inappropriate. Modern techniques, now proven to be effective and acceptable by conservationists and other bodies around the world, are described. It is hoped that this paper will facilitate a greater understanding of the approach to this highly specialist field and offer those faced with such projects a suitable pathway to success. Some particularly interesting examples are presented to illustrate these points.
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John Brooks FCIOB MCABEng has a long career in the heritage sector stemming from his first construction job in Bath as a trainee surveyor. His work at that time embraced survey and restoration work of a 16th-century bathhouse and gazebo on the Corsham Court Estate in Wiltshire and acting as surveyor on the restoration of Georgian houses in Bristol. For the last 25 years he has worked with Cintec International where he acts as a specialist in providing minimal intervention structural repair and stabilisation solutions on a wide range of buildings and structures both in the UK and Asia, some of which are World Heritage Sites and others of national importance. He has given talks on conservation at a number of universities in China and the UK, international conservation conferences and many architectural and engineering practices in the UK.