Technology diffusion for historic preservation

Title: Technology diffusion for historic preservation
Author(s): A. McGee, R.W. Anthony
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM/NSF International Engineering Research and Education Workshop "In-situ Evaluation of Masonry and Wood Historic Structures: Challenges and Opportunities"
Editor(s): B. Kasal, R. Anthony and M. Drdacky
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-068-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 109 - 117
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

Abstract: In spite of a long history of timber and masonry use in construction, there is a lack of training to assess and preserve structures made of these materials. A gap in technology coincides with the lack of training for professionals to conduct reliable assessments. Technology plays a key role in historic preservation and building conservation. However, the methodology of how the technology is used does not come directly from research but typically filters through individuals that introduce the technology to other professionals until the technology becomes well accepted. The process of technology diffusion is a function of interdisciplinary cooperation. Portable digital x-ray technology serves as an example of a technology that was developed for applications other than historic preservation but has found its way into the hands of practitioners.

Online publication: 2009-06-03
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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