A Systematic Approach for Large-scale, Rapid, Dilapidation Surveys of Historic, Masonry Buildings

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
clarkeandlaefer.pdf29.24 MBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: A Systematic Approach for Large-scale, Rapid, Dilapidation Surveys of Historic, Masonry Buildings
Authors: Clarke, JulieLaefer, Debra F.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4121
Date: 16-May-2012
Online since: 2014-10-28T04:00:09Z
Abstract: Dilapidation surveys may require extensive resources to achieve detailed accounts of damage for intervention purposes or may involve only limited resources but be restricted to an extremely rapid assessment (e.g. post-earthquake, life-safety inspection). Neither provides a holistic, cost-effective approach for evaluating the general health of a large number of structures, as is needed for urban planning, historic designation determination, and risk assessment due to adjacent works. To overcome this limitation, index images are introduced for a systematic approach for rapidly conducting large-scale, dilapidation surveys of historic masonry buildings. This method, the University College Dublin Inspection Method (UCDIM), is tested against both a detailed inspection and an alternative rapid approach to determine accuracy and resource intensiveness through its application by three inspectors of various levels of experience to six buildings in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland. The UCDIM provided a damage ranking of ρ = 0.94 for all inspectors, regardless of experience, except when painted or rendered façades were included. The UCDIM, when compared to detailed inspection provided a high level of reliability, cost savings of approximately 90% and several months of time savings since interior access was not required.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Start page: 290
End page: 310
Copyright (published version): 2012, Taylor and Francis Group
Keywords: HistoricMasonryBuildingsDilapidationSurveyConditionAssessmentUrbanPlanningRisk
DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2012.692849
Other versions: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15583058.2012.692849
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

Show full item record

Citations 50

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jun 1, 2020

Page view(s) 20

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jun 5, 2020

Download(s) 50

checked on Jun 5, 2020

Google ScholarTM



This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.