JTK Consult (JTK) was engaged by Museum Negara Malaysia (MNM) to provide specialist consultancy services in auditing the façade condition of Museum Perak in Taiping, Malaysia. Leakages, water stains, rising damp and paint deterioration were observed on the building originally built in 1883. The building is a gazetted national monument with a total built-up area of 1400 m2 built on a ground area of 2500 m2.
The scope of work included a preliminary visual survey of the façade and building internal areas. JTK also reviewed the available documents on the upgrading and repair works undertaken previously.
JTK preliminary investigation and review of the refurbishment records enabled the client to identify the type of defects noted on the structure and options for restoration works. A detailed condition survey of the roof and facade was also undertaken to ascertain the extent of the problem and develop recommendations for reinstatement.
Heritage Structures and Sustainability:
preliminary visual survey, facade & building condition survey, building facade condition audit and refurbishment records review