Academic Catalog

ARCH457 INT. TO DETERIORATION & CONSERVATION

Course Code: 1200457
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. AYE TAVUKUOLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to historic structures and materials. Introduction to the characteristics of traditional materials, such as stone, brick, mudbrick, timber, mortar, plaster, and their deterioration. Types of decay and their possible causes in historic structures or sites. Diagnostic and monitoring studies on the problems of historical structures, such as dampness, soluble salts, air pollution, biodeterioration. Emphasis on non-destructive methods for diagnostic and monitoring studies. Introduction to conservation by means of some case studies.