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Author
Baker, Keith
Title
Getting it right at heritage sites
In
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Imprint
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 156-164
ISBN/ISSN
9780858258877
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=895794021167448;res=IELENG
Abstract

The paper sets out opportunities for greater engineering involvement in heritage conservation, with examples where engineering input is absent, miss-directed or undervalued, and it makes suggestions as to the stronger role engineers could play. Opportunities sometimes present themselves when there is a structural failure or a requirement for a statutory assessment, but lack of sympathy for heritage can sometimes result in an easy condemnation rather than a more considered preservation approach. But there are wider avenues for engineering involvement when engineers are more proactive in the heritage conservation field. The paper is illustrated with examples of engineering input to heritage conservation and opportunities yet to be realised.

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