Print Email Facebook Twitter Concrete: Too young for conservation Title Concrete: Too young for conservation Author Heineman, H.A. van Hees, R.P.J. Nijland, T.G. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2008 Abstract The 20th century built heritage is one of the new conservation challenges, due to its architectural differences from the traditional heritage and new materials. One major new material is concrete; its quantity and importance for the new heritage requires a tailored conservation approach. Until now, there is a dependence on a repair approach. The dangers of such an approach for the cultural-historical values of the original concrete will be shown by the means of a case study, Fort Bezuiden Spaarndam (1901), part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Defence Line of Amsterdam. An underlying problem is that concrete is too young for conservation experts, causing a dependence on concrete repair expertises. The used repair techniques are developed for structural aims, not integrating conservation aims. Fundamental research on the history of concrete and suitable conservation approaches and techniques is therefore needed Subject Architecture To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:37c4e15a-e95f-488a-9db8-1dd01374f10e TNO identifier 331688 Source Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08, 151-159 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.