The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.The image demonstrates how the force diagrams clearly visualize the internal force distribution of the different force path assumptions (e.g. ... From available documentation (Leedy 1980), a detailed three-dimensional model is constructed (Fig.
|Title||:||Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set|
|Author||:||Dina D'Ayala, Enrico Fodde|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2008-06-02|