Re-strengthening Brisbane City Hall : a case study of heritage engineering

Cruz, Arturo (2013) Re-strengthening Brisbane City Hall : a case study of heritage engineering. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Upgrading old buildings with the evolution of building requirements, this project investigates new approaches that can be applied to strengthen our own heritage buildings using historical and comparative analysis of heritage building restorations locally and abroad. Within the newly developing field of Heritage Engineering, it evaluates the innovative Concrete Overlay technique adapted to building restoration of the Brisbane City Hall. This study aims to extend the application of Concrete Overlay techniques and determine its compatibility specifically to heritage buildings. Concrete overlay involves drilling new reinforcement and placing concrete on top of the existing structure. It is akin to a bone transplant or bone grafting in the case of a human being and has been used by engineers to strengthen newer bridges.

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ID Code: 64727
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Sanders, Paul
Keywords: Heritage building, Reinforced concrete, Building restortion, Structural strengthening, Brisbane City Hall
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2013 01:23
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:56

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