Title Building Houses By History
Project Number 2012-1-DK1-LEO05-05252
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Building Houses By History (BHBH) will transfer and adapt the results from the Danish guidebook about restoration of listed houses, “Bevaringsguiden”, to three new countries and languages (Germany, Sweden and Spain).
The core output planned is restoration guides adapted to the building customs practiced in that specific country and with the deepest respect to local historic details. The material will stand as a best practice example to use in the receiving countries and will be available in German, Swedish, Spanish and Danish.
The Danish guidebook “Bevaringsguiden” was published in autumn 2011 and it has proved to be a very good pedagogical tool in the training of building craftsmen. One of the co-authors is the Center of Building Restoration, which is a department at Syddansk Erhvervsskole, Odense. The training is based upon Danish building history and culture and for some time a need for internationalization of the training has come up. In the future, many of the Danish building craftsmen are likely to find jobs in the EU as well as many bricklayers, carpenters and cabinet makers from the EU will seek employment in Denmark, i.e. the workforce will be much more mobile.
It is the aim of this project to internationalize the in-service training of building craftsmen in Sweden, Germany, Spain and Denmark. And to help maintain the heritage of historic buildings by re-introducing traditional skills used by the historic mobile labor force that used to travel Europe and work wherever there was a possibility
The primary target group will be teachers, meaning the teachers who teach the building craftsmen in their in-service training in the four mentioned countries.
The secondary target group will be craftsmen in the four partner countries who participate in international supplementary training.
The objective is to develop a European Restoration Guide, with point of departure in the Danish Restoration Guide, for teaching purposes, based upon 4 restoration cases in the partner countries.
The product is foreseen to be a European restoration guidebook with descriptions of and solutions to concrete restoration cases, showing in pictures how the 4 restoration cases were handled in the partner countries. Texts will be in English, and it is supposed to be very visual with many pictures supported with texts in English, Danish, German and Spanish. The guidebook will also give an introduction to the 4 countries' cultural and historical building restoration practices as well as the politics in this area (economical support, listing, etc.). Low energy and insulation methods will be discussed as well. The guide book will be edited and published by a Danish subcontractor, the material based upon the case-participants' photos, recordings, suggestions and comments. Each country chooses a project coordinator to administer the case.
All partners will involve relevant associations, mostly as silent partners, and use their networks to communicate the results via seminars, magazine articles, articles etc.
“BHBH” will transfer, adapt and adjust the work of the original project of “Bevaringsguiden” to three new countries and languages: Germany, Sweden and Spain. The material will be adapted and available in German, Swedish, Spanish and Danish.
The process of transferring and adapting the product of “Bevaringsguiden” will be with participation from relevant teachers working in workshops in the involved countries during the two year project period.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
open and distance learning
material for open learning
-An international restoration guidebook
-Four different cases. Each country contributes with a case study for mutual training purposes.
-Teachers manual, a pedagogical tool to be used as a supplement to the restoration guidebook