BCA's Unique Software Program Keeps Track of Wear and Tear on Historic Buildings in Real Time
Building Conservation Associates has developed a software maintenance program designed specifically for historic buildings. Noticing that only a handful have had the benefit of a maintenance plan, we have been trying to remedy this situation, especially for large and fragile buildings. Once you understand the mechanics of deterioration it seems obvious that the final step of any construction or restoration project should be a program of maintenance to prolong the service life of the investment, but even long-term monetary self-interest may not motivate owners. Constant incremental fixes to building systems are simply a burden and not very exciting except to engineers who see it as an interesting systems puzzle, which it is.