Investigation of the Repairing and Strengthening Methods in Historical Structures

Filiz Karakus


This study is focused on repairing and strengthening methods to protect and transfer from the the historical structures, which are the most important parts of our irreplaceable cultural heritage and which enable us to acquire the sense of national identity, to the future. Keeping cultural values that make up historical environment and give life to cities and transferring them to future generatios with their orginal qualities is one of the most important problems in the field of conservation. In this article, firstly the source research has been carried out in order to determine the repairing and strengthening techniques that can be applied in historical buildings, then examples of the application have been examined. The article aims to reveal all the restoration and strengthening methods that can be applied for the protection of historical masonry structures and the situations in which these methods are applied.

Key Words: Historical buildings, conservation, structural problems, repairing, strengthening.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-5-10

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702