Introduction & Objectives

Introduction:

This module will focus on management of architectural conservation projects. It will enable the participants to read historic buildings and identify their cultural significance. It would introduce the participants to conducting of inspections, developing fabric status reports, identifying the best approach for conservation (from cultural significance and philosophical points of view). It will differentiate between the trendy cosmetic beautification approaches and the hard core conservation approach through case studies. Furthermore, it will emphasize on strategizing financing (urgent, desirable and necessary) and will train the participants to develop conservation tenders and tenders for special conditions as compared to normal civil tenders. It will also introduce evaluation of tender/contracts and selection of the contractor, etc.

This module will also introduce the participants to different modules of execution of tender like rate item tender, schedule of rate tender and labour plus actual basis tender. The module will also introduce the participants to framework for involvement of artisans. It will focus on issues and difficulties in executing conservation projects and discuss methods to overcome these.

Objectives:

This module has four objectives:
To enable participants to read historic buildings and identify their cultural significance.
To differentiate between cosmetic beautification approaches and hard core conservation approaches.
To introduce methods of conducting inspections, developing fabric status reports and strategizing financing.
To train participants to develop different types of conservation works tenders.

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