Architectural conservation


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Architectural conservation

The process of maintaining and/or repairing the materials of a building or structure to reduce or reverse physical deterioration; it includes cleaning, repointing of masonry joints, and reattaching any loose elements.
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His Royal Highness is a supporter of several architectural conservation societies, including the Kensington Society and the Victorian Society, as well as the International Council on Monuments and Sites, UK National Committee, and is the Patron or President of many charities and organisations.
Professor Cliff Hague is chair of architectural conservation body The Cockburn Association
Alongside Al Adwani Tower, which was damaged in 1985, Khor Fakkan Fort has been rebuilt, with an old souq and mountain houses in Wadi Shie restored under the architectural conservation and restoration efforts.
The research on which this article draws was supported in part by a grant provided by the Hokkien Foundation Endowed Professorship in Architectural Conservation at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
These include openings in the Orientalist Museum, the Children's Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Department of Education, Culture Pass, Architectural Conservation and Events.
But Miles Glendinning, professor of architectural conservation at the University of Edinburgh, told The Guardian newspaper: "When a building has multiple fires, it doesn't mean that it can't be saved, so long as the shell is still there it is still possible to do." Glendinning pointed to the extensive post-war reconstruction undertaken in Germany, where many key public buildings were damaged by fire some more than once."
Gathering documentary material, recent works from five Mexico City-based artists or collectives, and an architectural conservation proposal, the exhibition speculated on the fate of the government building, which faces possible demolition because of damage sustained in the catastrophic earthquake of September 19, 2017.
Architectural conservation and the issue of reusing existing buildings versus demolition was also considered and discussed, with a lively panel organised by the local Institution of Structural Engineers and chaired by experienced local engineer Rashad Bukhash of the UAE Architectural Heritage Society.
It said it would also adversely affect the River Liffey Conservation Area and the O'Connell Street and Environs Architectural Conservation Area.
THE Birmingham and West Midlands Group of the Victorian Society gives an annual award for good architectural conservation. It was first awarded two years ago to Hortons' Estate for their restoration of the exterior of the Grand Hotel in Birmingham.
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