WIT Press


Structural Defects And Solutions: A Case Study Of Fort Cornwallis, Penang, Malaysia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030351

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

573.63 kb

Author(s)

M.R. Ismail, A.G. Ahmad & H. Awang

Abstract

Fort Cornwallis, whch was built in 1810, has a significant role in the history of Penang Island, Malaysia. Gazetted in 1977 under the Antiquities Act 1976, the Fort is considered as an important monument and landmark in the historical development of Malaysia. In March 2000, the Malaysian Government through the Department of Museums and Antiquity had granted a total sum of RM2.1 million (US$0.5 million) for the restoration of the Fort Cornwallis. The project was carried out in two stages. The first stage included building defects diagnoses, structural analysis, application of proven conservation methods and techniques as well as recording and documentation. Stage two included the reconstruction of the demolished Fort's west wall. This paper focuses on some major structural defects of the F

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