JTK Consult (JTK) was engaged by Jabatan Muzium dan Antikuiti (JMA) to provide consultancy services on strengthening and remediation of A’ Famosa and St. Paul’s Church in Melaka. The fortess A’ famosa located at the foot of St.Paul’s Hill was built in 1511 and the St. Paul’s Church located at the top of the hill was built in 1590. Both structures are historic symbols of Melaka, built with local laterite found in the state with solid, massive walls and arches as the structural form.
The scope of work encompassed a detailed visual survey and identification of the strengthening requirements. The overall engineering inputs included a structural assessment and development of a detailed remedial action programme. Due to the unique historical nature of the structures, much effort was expended to check the proposed reinstatement for compatibility and to maintain the heritage requirements.
JTK consultancy and management role assisted the Client to propose a programme of rehabilitation to conserve an important tourist destination of considerable economic value with minimum disturbance to the original structures.
Heritage Structures and Sustainability
Forensic Engineering and Remedial Solutions:
strengthening and remediation