IHBC Chair James Caird’s 2017 School Context journal article on ‘The conservation of historic transport infrastructure’, from the 2017 Annual School issue, has been featured in the eletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – and sent to its 7500+ registered users, extending further the IHBC’s reach into the development and construction sector.
image relates to ‘Conservation of transport infrastructure: A tapestry of continued use, new use, preservation, dismantlement, dereliction and abandonment.
James Caird writes:
… by and large, redundant civil engineering components – such as embankments, viaducts, channels and aqueducts – have little economic value and are liable to redevelopment, material retrieval, farmland restoration, silting and erosion such that there is no practical option than to allow them to fall into the realms of contemporary archaeology.
So the conservation of transport infrastructure is a tapestry of continued use, new use, preservation, dismantlement, dereliction, abandonment, removal, historic record, re-imagining and memory punctuated in both townscape and landscape by those parts which manage to retain a present-day value.
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See related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki:
- Car parking in conservation areas.
- Congestion in historic cities.
- Heritage perspectives on infrastructure.
- IHBC articles.
- The conservation challenge facing Ireland’s industrial heritage.
See the article on DBW