COURSE UNIT TITLE

: CONSERVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NATURAL STONES

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
MER 4054 CONSERVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NATURAL STONES ELECTIVE 2 0 0 3

Offered By

Natural Building Stones Technology

Level of Course Unit

Short Cycle Programmes (Associate's Degree)

Course Coordinator

INSTRUCTOR RAMAZAN HACIMUSTAFAOĞLU

Offered to

Natural Building Stones Technology

Course Objective

This course aims to teach students the concepts of restoration and conservation. To make the students understand of the restoration stages of the new and the historic stone buildings. To introduce the students of the tools and methods to clean, repair, preservation and maintenance of the distortions of the stones by natural and man devastation, and by doing this to make them choose the appropriate method by analyzing the structure of stones with the aid of the modern methods.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Defining the concepts of restoration and conservation.
2   To be able to make the preparation stages of the restoration of the stone structures.
3   Natural stone cleaning, protection, maintenance and repair machines, equipment and supplies can be identified.
4   Interpretation of natural stone cleaning methods.
5   To be able to apply natural stone repair techniques.
6   To be able to use consolidation and bonding techniques.
7   Interpretation of the selection criteria and the properties of preventive and maintenance materials.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Restoration, protection concepts and the relationships with other disciplines in the construction industry,
2 Restoration of the stone structures, documentation, diagnostic, cleaning, bonding and filling, consolidation or the protection, maintenance concepts,
3 Machines, equipment and materials of natural stone cleaning, protection, maintenance and repairs.
4 Cleaning by water-based materials,
5 Cleaning by alkalis and acids
6 Mechanical cleaning
7 Cleaning by the heat and laser
8 Mid-Exam
9 Natural stones repairing techniques,
10 Consolidation techniques,
11 Bonding techniques,
12 Natural stone restoration and conservation techniques,
13 Maintenance materials and selection of them,
14 Presentation of the student s research assignment

Recomended or Required Reading

textbook 1: Küçükkaya G. 2004 Taşların bozulma nedenleri koruma yöntemleri, Birsen yayınevi, Istanbul
textbook 2: McAfee P. 1998 Stone buildings, conservation, repair. The O Brien Pres, Dublin, Ireland
material: Asburst J., Dimes F.G. 1990 Conservation of building and decorative Stone. Butterworth-Heineman

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecturing, class discussion and in-class workshops ; students individual work on term papers, student managed learning

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.25 +ASG * 0.25 + FIN * 0.50
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.25 +ASG * 0.25 +RST * 0.50

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria


Mid term exam : %25
Homework: %25
Final exam: %50

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

ramazan@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Pazartesi:13.00-14.00

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
13 2 26
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 1 13
Preparation for midterm exam 1 9 9
Preparation for final exam 1 15 15
Preparing assignments 1 17 17
Final 1 1 1
Midterm 1 1 1
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 82

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10
LO.11
LO.21
LO.31
LO.41
LO.51
LO.61
LO.71