Assessment of Abiotic and Biotic Stresses on Historic Monuments: Developing an Integrated Research Framework for Built Heritage Management

Assessment of Abiotic and Biotic Stresses on Historic Monuments: Developing an Integrated Research Framework for Built Heritage Management
Nov 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Room 113, GICT Building Lectures Series

Heritage conservation has come a long way in understanding of deterioration of heritage structures from material science, structural analysis, chemical analysis and biological growth issues and their remediation or conservation. Yet, the dilemma in most of heritage sites management is that the management authority or site manager is not able to interlink various parameters studied in different areas including the unintended consequences due to solar exposure or exposure to pollutants in atmosphere. A pressing need is to interconnect various scientific data from the same monument, and interpret them to come up with simple indicators that may serve as an early warning for a managing authority.

In this talk Faculty from various schools at Ahmedabad University will discuss a recently developed multidisciplinary approach to solving the challenges in the preservation of Built Heritage Management. The problems faced and current integrated approach developed within Ahmedabad University will be presented.

PRESENTERS

Neel Kamal Chapagain
Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Heritage Management, Amrut Mody School of Management
Ajay Karakoti
Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Arts and Sciences
Subhash Rajpurohit
Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences
Anurag Lakhlani
Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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