sriram-kumar-bhattacharyyaIIT-KGP experts stress importance of assessment for protecting existing heritage structures

Careers360 (April 24, 2019)

NEW DELHI: Experts at IIT Kharagpur insist on the need to do a scientific assessment of the distress caused to the structural stability of buildings and monuments for conservation efforts to be effective.

"What is the residual stress left within the structure? Without knowing that through accurate scientific assessment, it would be impossible to come up with the solution," said Prof. Sriram Kumar Bhattacharyya, Deputy Director, IIT Kharagpur.

Prof. Bhattacharyya was referring to the disaster in France in the context of the conservation of heritage structures in Future Cities at the recently held symposium on "Infrastructure Development and Management in Future Cities" organized by IIT Kharagpur's Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management. (Read More)