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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Restoration and Conservation of Materials

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
132RCM ZK 5 3P+7C English
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Department of Mechanics
Synopsis:

Introduction to conservation and restoration of materials.

Historical materials: identification, types and classification.

Binders and mortars.

Degradation of historic materials: physical, chemical and biological actions.

Degradation of historic materials: disasters and anthropogenic actions.

Salts in stone and masonry.

Cleaning of façades.

Repair materials and techniques.

Consolidation of degraded brick and masonries.

Consolidation of degraded mortar and plaster and interaction with fixed artistic heritage.

Protective and coating layers.

Restoration and conservation of wood.

Deterioration and conservation of metals.

Deterioration and conservation of 20th century heritage concrete and modern materials.

Technical excursion.

Laboratory works and in-situ investigations.

Requirements:

No prerequisites.

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Study Objective:

Students should develop knowledge in the field of restoration and conservation of materials. They should gain ability to practically apply their knowledge.

Study materials:

Restoration and Conservation of Materials - Technical Notes, ITAM 2007.

Andrew C.: Stonecleaning, Historic Scotland, 1994.

Henry A., ed.: Stone Conservation, Donhead, 2006.

Hughes J., Válek J.: Mortars in Historic Building, Historic Scotland, 2003.

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-10-27
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet24970205.html