Integrated Conservation Strategies In The Netherlands

S. Naldini, R.P.J. van Hees, Ernst van der Grijp

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In the Netherlands a program for the enhancement of quality in the restoration of monumental buildings is presently carried out, stimulated by national authorities and coordinated by the foundation ERM. Guidelines are issued by the branches involved, from architects to masons, under guidance of an experts’ committee, to perform interventions on monuments and assess them. The aim of this paper is to discuss the contributions to the program offered by different actors active in the field of conservation, the existing synergies and the potential of using a common language and approach. These are needed to facilitate communication and exchange knowledge. The use of the terminology of MDCS (Monument Diagnosis and Conservation System) can help create a community of stakeholders. Sharing the damage terminology and methodology can help achieving a clear and systematic assessment of damage and its causes. It can further improve the communication among all stakeholders, including owners and laymen, stimulating cooperation, and can allow monitoring of damage and interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationSAHC 2021, Online event, 29 Sep - 1 Oct, 2021
EditorsP. Roca, L. Pelà , C. Molins
Place of PublicationSpain
PublisherInternational Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-84-123222-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - Online event
Duration: 29 Sept 20211 Oct 2021
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Abbreviated titleSAHC
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  • Monumental Buildings
  • Visual Inspection
  • Quality in Restoration
  • Terminology


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