Author(s): Kristin Balksten, Petra Eriksson
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference on Material, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering Conference Segment on Innovation of Teaching in Materials and Structures
Editor(s): Per Goltermann
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 12-20
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

Abstract: At Campus Gotland studies in building conservation have been conducted during 25 years and practical courses have been developed as an essential and characteristic pedagogical element in the education. In order to learn the students reading, understanding and maintaining traditional building techniques, structures and materials they get to follow traditional wood and stone building techniques varying from choosing and producing raw materials to restoring old structures and materials. In wood building they start from choosing timber on root, building traditional timber structures i.e. log houses, and continue restoring wooden constructions the stone quarry, burning lime, mixing mortars, carving stone and learning traditional masonry building techniques. The practical field work is combined with implemented theory about material science, structural analyses, building archaeology and historical building traditions. It leads to knowledge about sustainability and cultural values but also about the importance of choosing authentic materials of high quality and durability and skilled craftsmen with great knowledge and understanding about historical building techniques, in contrast to the building industry of today. This paper describes/discuss the pedagogical model of the Building conservation pro- gram with examples from the course Traditional building techniques in stone and wood.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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