NCSHS is assisting INTACH Pondicherry in the restoration of Mairie building in Pondicherry
NCSHS is part of Technical Advisory Committee to the project Coordination Team of the World Monuments Fund, New York funded Madhya Pradesh, that will see the restoration of 37 monuments/sites in MP during 2013-Dec-2015(Picture:Structural distress in the Lakshmi Naraynan Temple at Orrcha, MP)
Study on earthquake response of the Rajagopuram of the Ekambaranathar temple, Kancheepuram under a joint Research Programme with University of Pavia, Italy
Earthquake damage to Ringin monastery in Mangan, Skkim during the 18th September 2011
Numerical modelling of structural behaviour of dry stone vaulted structures to study effect of foundation deformations
Temporary structural supports for temple structures affected by tree growth in a Ta Prohm temple,Siem Reap,Cambodia (Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Madras is the structural consultant for ASI in the restoration work)
  Updates
  • NCSHS is glad to announce the next talk in Heritage Safety Seminar Series
    Title : Evaluation of Historical Lime Mortars in India
    Speaker : Divya Rani, PhD Scholar, Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
    Time : 3:45 PM, 8th January 2016
    Venue : BTCM Seminar Hall, Building Sciences Block,IIT Madras

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  Welcome to NCSHS
The National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures (NCSHS) was established at IIT Madras under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Government of India) in July, 2013. NCSHS is envisioned as a long-term programme towards addressing the national grand challenge of ensuring structural safety of historical monuments and other heritage structures in India with resource persons from India and abroad. The centre is mandated to:
  • Undertake fundamental research and technology development
  • Build capacity in national and state-level implementing agencies
  • Provide technical solutions to challenges in conservation and
  • Disseminate R&D outcomes.

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