ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION 2

Course Code: BAR 320

Course Title: ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION 2                                        45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To introduce students practical skills in stonemasonry, joinery, painting plasterwork and roofing; sheet cladding & external finishes; structures and stability of historic works; traditional and modern building technology and materials, principles of building decay, conservation maintenance, fire safety in historic buildings.

Course Outline: Lectures to cover the introduction to practical skills in stonemasonry, joinery, painting plasterwork and roofing. Sheet cladding & external finishes. Structures and stability of historic works. Traditional and modern building technology and materials, principles of building decay, conservation maintenance, fire safety in historic buildings. Conservation management and funding. Building defects, repairs and conversion. The theory and practice of urban conservation. Urban conservation in a town planning context. Conservation and urban design issues in historic towns. Current planning practice in major conservation areas: Lamu, stone town - Mombasa, Zanzibar, traditional and historic settlements. Roles played by national and local agencies.

Learning Methods: Lectures 

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments, exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Adaptive reuse: issues and case studies in building preservation by Austin, Richard L., Conservation Concerns by Bachmann, Konstanze, Conservation in practice by Warren, Andrew  

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