Conservation compendium. Part 16: The monitoring of movement in historic buildings and structures

Author: E. Morton (The Morton Partnership Ltd)

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1st April 2016

First published: 1st April 2016

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Conservation compendium. Part 16: The monitoring of movement in historic buildings and structures

The Structural Engineer
Conservation compendium. Part 16: The monitoring of movement in historic buildings and structures
Date published

1st April 2016

First published

1st April 2016

Author

E. Morton (The Morton Partnership Ltd)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

Historic buildings and structures, like any other, move to some degree, whether due to thermal effects, changes in moisture levels in the structural fabric, influences on the founding subsoil, or environmental forces. The key question for the conservation engineer is to determine whether the movement is progressive and presents a risk to the structure.

This article introduces engineers to the various techniques available to monitor movement in historic structures, from simple manual techniques which are less commonly used today, to sophisticated electronic systems. The form of monitoring will depend on the nature of the assumed movement, the funds available, and the possible consequences if the movement is progressive.

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PDF
Pages:
4
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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