Defects investigation in old timber building

Case study of Masjid Lama Mulong, Kelantan

Suhana Johar, Hafsah Yahiya, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Norngainy Mohd Tawil, Abdul Gaffer Ahmad

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify and highlights the importance parts of a conservation programs, particularly for timber building. Masjid Lama Mulong is one of a remaining cultural heritage experiencing conservation works as to restore the uniqueness of the building and its history that once existed. Made from cengal, one of the famous local hardwoods, however, it is not spared to the threat of decay and deterioration from its agent. In conservation, one of the important stages is to inspect and investigate defects, as to assure the implementations of appropriate improvements are made accordance with the conditions and the state of deteriorations. In this part, some of the important features of the investigators should take into account before any investigation is made. From the overall investigation, defects are mostly caused by mechanical and biological category. Decay due to termite attacks and soft rot are among the highest rank which is mostly found contributed for the seriousness deterioration due to the presence of dampness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3354-3358
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Building survey
  • Conservation
  • Old mosque
  • Repair works
  • Timber building defects

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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