Maintenance planning for heritage buildings : developing a maintenance planning model for Hong Kong
Abstract of dissertation entitled
Maintenance Planning for Heritage Buildings : Developing a Maintenance Planning Model for Hong Kong
submitted by LO Cheuk Shing
for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation at the University of Hong Kong
in September 2003
Heritage buildings require maintenance as do all other buildings. Due to the shortage of land and economic and urban development, heritage buildings in Hong Kong have not been given due attention in the past. Many buildings of historical significance have fallen into disrepair or have been demolished for development.
Maintenance is a process by which a building remains viable for the benefit of its owner and users. Proper maintenance of a historic building is for the benefit of the public. However, maintenance needs the support of the owners, users and all people in Hong Kong.
Proper and appropriate maintenance of historic buildings not only keeps up the physical condition of a building but also provides a safe and comfortable environment for users and maintains the value of the building. Proper maintenance can help to retain the significance of the historic building. In order to assist owners, users, or the parties who are required to carry out maintenance to the historic building, a standardized maintenance plan should be established.
The objective of this study is to explore a systematic and user-friendly approach for maintenance planning for historic buildings in Hong Kong. A standardized system of guidelines is established to provide a means for clearly defining the significant aspects of the building and appropriate procedures for efficient management of maintenance. The study will also examine the existing system used in publicly owned historic buildings, and subsequently, the proposed system will be demonstrated by using a declared historic building as a Model.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:historic buildings conservation and restoration china hong kong
Date of Publication:01/01/2003