Sense of modern heritage

Cruz, Arturo, Chan, Tommy H.T., Garcia-Hansen, Veronica Ruth, & Sanders, Paul S. (2015) Sense of modern heritage. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Torino, Italy, pp. 1-10.


As the society matures, there was an increasing pressure to preserve historic buildings. The economic cost in maintaining these important heritage legacies has become the prime consideration of every state. Dedicated intelligent monitoring systems supplementing the traditional building inspections will enable the stakeholder to carry out not only timely reactive response but also plan the maintenance in a more vigilant approach; thus, preventing further degradation which was very costly and difficult to address if neglected.

The application of the intelligent structural health monitoring system in this case studies of ‘modern heritage’ buildings is on its infancy but it is an innovative approach in building maintenance. ‘Modern heritage’ buildings were the product of technological change and were made of synthetic materials such as reinforced concrete and steel. Architectural buildings that was very common in Oceania and The Pacific. Engineering problems that arose from this type of building calls for immediate engineering solution since the deterioration rate is exponential. The application of this newly emerging monitoring system will improve the traditional maintenance system on heritage conservation. Savings in time and resources can be achieved if only pathological results were on hand. This case study will validate that approach.

This publication will serve as a position paper to the on-going research regarding application of (Structural Health Monitoring) SHM systems to heritage buildings in Brisbane, Australia. It will be investigated with the application of the SHM systems and devices to validate the integrity of the recent structural restoration of the newly re-strengthened heritage building, the Brisbane City Hall.

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ID Code: 82972
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Modern Heritage, Reinforced Concrete, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Restoration, 20th Century Heritage, Heritage Conservation
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Design
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Deposited On: 30 Mar 2015 23:52
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