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In the devastated library space, damage is evident on the sandstone walls, notably the piers between the windows and the walls either side of the tall windows. Surface spalling and cracking of the stone will require significant intervention as part of the restoration effort. The loss of cultural, historic and artistic value, due to the fire, is indeed tragic, but the damage to the structural fabric of the building also behoves us to understand the material impact of the disaster to assist in the restoration and recovery activities. The purpose of the MOLAB visit was to perform analysis on the affected walls to understand the effects of the fire on the stone and to evaluate the degree of damage. It is hoped this will contribute to decision-support for the repair works.
Access to the library for MOLAB was under conditions of a construction site, with appropriate health and safety measures with regard to working practice and personal protection. Structural assessment of the walls of the Macintosh school necessitated the construction of a bracing scaffold. Access was required from floor level up to approximately 4-5m height. Two movable scaffold towers were erected against the fixed scaffold, and permission obtained to place measureing equipment onto the fixed scaffold.
|Place of Publication||MOLAB Web site|
|Publisher||Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage|
|Commissioning body||IPERION CH MOLAB- Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Nov 2016|
- Glasgow School of Art
- FIre damage
John Hughes (Peer reviewer)24 Feb 2020
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review
John Hughes (Speaker)16 Jan 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Zhu, W. & Hughes, J., 2016, Science and Art: A Future for Stone: Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone”, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, September 6th to 10th, 2016. Hughes, J. J. & Howind, T. (eds.). University of the West of Scotland, 1-9
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review