Print Email Facebook Twitter The importance of a Monumentenwacht system. The situation in North Brabant Title The importance of a Monumentenwacht system. The situation in North Brabant Author van Hees, R.P.J. Naldini, S. Nijland, T.G. Publication year 2015 Abstract The question ‘What is the importance of a Monumentenwacht system (monument watch)’ is a very current issue. Do the activities of Monumentenwacht (often abbreviated MW in this report) contribute to better and more cost-effective preservation of our built cultural heritage? In order to answer this question, research has been conducted whereby the focus lay on identifying the consequences for monument preservation of the failure and damage mechanisms that can influence the state of conservation of a monument. Then, the activities of MW were examined in terms of their influence on these consequences. Might the processes have a lesser impact thanks to MW? Besides an analysis of the so-called failure mechanisms, direct consideration was given to the manner of operation of a team of inspectors, and interviews were conducted with representatives of several relevant parties in this field: an owner of a historical monument, an architect, a representative of a quality assurance foundation, a representative of the government, a restoration contractor and an insurance company. The research into the importance of MW is carried out by TNO and TU Delft at the assignment of Monumentenwacht Noord-Brabant (MW North-Brabant). This research does not strive to express the importance of Monumentenwacht in exact financial numbers. This would entail looking at the cost of MW consultation, followed by maintenance or intervention based on the advice on the one hand, compared to different degrees of intervention, varying from doing nothing to complete restoration on the other. Subject 2015 Fluid & Solid MechanicsSR - Structural ReliabilityTS - Technical SciencesBuildings and InfrastructuresArchitecture and Building2015 Urbanisation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a16b50dd-99de-4dcf-8afd-14583f82bfb8 TNO identifier 530844 Publisher TNO, Delft Document type book Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.