The book “Condition assessment and damage mapping of build cultural heritage” by Alexandra Skedzuhn-Safir, Chair of Architectural Conservation, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, was published in English and Arabic and is available online.
This publication provides guidelines and recommendations for the protection and rehabilitation of cultural heritage in historic cities, with a particular focus on the Near East in a post-armed conflict setting. Furthermore, this toolkit will concentrate on some specific historic building materials: stone, brick (fired/unfired), plaster, and wood.
The aim of this toolkit is to offer all stakeholders involved in conservation and rehabilitation processes fundamental support in both designing a condition assessment and damage mapping. This includes an overview into the basics of creating a building survey. Throughout this guide, additional sources in the form of (open access) literature and webpages will be provided for further consultation.
This guideline was realised within the framework of the projects “Stunde Null” and KulturGutRetter – Cultural Heritage Response Unit of the Archaeological Heritage Network (ArcHerNet) in cooperation between the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU). It was made possible by the kind support of the Federal Foreign Office and the German Bundestag.