The focus of the priority program coordinated by Prof. Werner Lorenz, honorary professorship for the history of construction technology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, and his team is on buildings of the high modern era (around 1880 to 1970). Their value as monuments is often determined by structural characteristics; it is precisely these that often make the construction the core of the cultural heritage. However, there is a lack of decisive foundations in the history of building technology, monument theory and engineering science for its evaluation and preservation.
The DFG has acknowledged the very successful work of the Cottbus coordination office to date and the high coordination costs of the interdisciplinary network by granting a further 820,000 euros for the second funding phase.
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