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Amos, D, Musa, Z N and Au-Yong, C P (2020) Performance measurement of facilities management services in Ghana’s public hospitals. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 218–38.

Attia, D A, Maarouf, I, Taha, D and Nassar, D (2020) Detecting failures in conservation practice in relation to cultural significance: the case of heritage buildings in Khartoum. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 124–39.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: conservation; building evaluation; reuse interventions; cultural significance; heritage values; Khartoum - Sudan;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1654842
  • Abstract:
    Heritage buildings are valuable assets to the community. Thus, they require continuous monitoring to preserve their values. But, in many cases, these values are influenced negatively due to improper interventions. Cultural heritage significance is a core value that should be preserved. Therefore, this study focuses on examining the impact of physical alterations on this value to detect the failures in conservation practice in Khartoum. Through this research, three selected cases of the colonial era are evaluated according to the cultural heritage criteria. Conservation experts of architectural, archaeological, and civil engineering backgrounds are interviewed for this evaluation. Then, the outcomes are analysed to diagnose intervention problems. They reveal that the most negatively impacted values are architectural, aesthetic, and technical. Failures are the results of legislative problems, the lack of awareness, end users’ interference, the unqualified workmanship, political interests, and community exclusion. Hence, this paper provides suggestions to enhance future practice.

Becerra, J, Ortiz, P, Zaderenko, A P and Karapanagiotis, I (2020) Assessment of nanoparticles/nanocomposites to inhibit micro-algal fouling on limestone façades. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 180–90.

Bortolini, R and Forcada, N (2020) Analysis of building maintenance requests using a text mining approach: building services evaluation. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 207–17.

Cardellicchio, L (2020) Self-cleaning and colour-preserving efficiency of photocatalytic concrete: case study of the Jubilee Church in Rome. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 160–79.

Martínez-Carricondo, P, Carvajal-Ramírez, F, Yero-Paneque, L and Agüera-Vega, F (2020) Combination of nadiral and oblique UAV photogrammetry and HBIM for the virtual reconstruction of cultural heritage. Case study of Cortijo del Fraile in Níjar, Almería (Spain). Building Research & Information, 48(02), 140–59.

Prieto, A J and Silva, A (2020) Service life prediction and environmental exposure conditions of timber claddings in South Chile. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 191–206.