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Practical case study: mortar conservation for the Connaught building, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Title: Practical case study: mortar conservation for the Connaught building, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Author(s): J. Cooke, M.I. Subercaseaux, W.Y. Mou
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 573 - 580
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: This paper refers to a case study, the Connaught Building, a heritage classified building constructed between 1913 and 1916 in Ottawa, Canada. The following issues will be discussed; the philosophical approach for conservation of masonry in Canada based on the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office of Canada (FHBRO) Code of Practice by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), the condition of the Connaught Building masonry prior to the conservation project completed between 1996 and 2000, the conservation philosophy followed during conservation, issues encountered during design and construction, the importance of the production of accurate record documents and maintenance manuals, the program of monitoring of stone parapets for thermal movement performed by Heritage Conservation Directorate (HCD) of PWGSC, current findings of masonry condition in 2008/2009, and maintenance work currently being executed on the building. The study will conclude with lessons learned and on-going work being carried out in Canada to further improve the work of heritage masonry conservation.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00