Players, tools and work phases. PLAYERS. The Conservation Plan combines the monitoring and assessment activities that are required, given the permanence of the technological elements that have survived in the Fossoli camp. The planning and coordination of these activities is entrusted to the Scientific Director, who is also responsible for supervising the selection and training of both the specialised and non-specialised workers involved in the entire process. A number of professionals have been called in on the basis of their skills to carry out inspection, monitoring and conservation work at regular intervals on both the buildings (an expert in restoration and structures [A_RS], an expert in construction practices [A_E] and a non specialised worker [A_NS]) and the landscape (an expert in plant diseases and insects [V_F], an expert botanist [V_B], an expert in pruning and garden maintenance [V_SP] and a non-specialised worker [V_NS]). PHASES AND TOOLS. A) The preliminary worker training and study phase. The study and training phase is essential for establishing the approach to the inspection process. This involves: 1. Compiling a fact sheet. Drafted for each hut, this serves as its ‘identity card’. The fact sheet lists the details, both visual and text-based, regarding the building: name, location, history and evolution, layout features and construction technology. 2. The drafting of two charts designed to be work aids, used to list, in an organised and systematic way, the most important and widespread problems that are endangering, or could endanger, the camp’s buildings and landscape. More specifically, these are: – An annotated chart of problems and dangerous conditions, which identifies the most dangerous phenomena of deterioration and damage affecting each technological element of each hut: foundations [FN], masonry [MR], roofs [CP], floors [SL], outdoor paving [PE], indoor flooring [PI], external fixtures and fittings [FE], interior fixtures and fittings [FI], technological devices and systems [IM]; – A chart noting vegetation and building interaction, which focuses on the most dangerous situations from the point of view of conservation that have developed in ruined areas featuring the uncontrolled growth of plants: vegetation along the bottom of walls, visible roots, tree trunks pushing against masonry, tree crowns resting on masonry, tree trunks and branches holding up the structure, climbers, naturalisation. B) Worksite phases. The study and training phase is followed by the worksite phase. Conducted under the constant supervision of the Scientific Director, this envisages the compilation of an inspection sheet, drafted for each architectural and landscape component. Both begin by identifying the essential data needed to identify and catalogue these elements in future – inspection sheet number, inspection date, name of workers – and go on to describe inspection motives, conditions and methods. Once this preliminary information has been provided, the inspection sheet lists each individual problem with a clear reference to the phenomena listed in the charts, where the gravity, quantity, urgency and responsibility of workers are all estimated. The information included in the inspection sheet is illustrated in a visual attached to it. C) Data interpretation. Once worksite activities are completed, the data interpretation phase begins. This takes the data and uses it to draft a report, which also individually lists the camp’s architectural and landscape components. The analyses carried out in situ are organised and both the preventative work and recommended improvements are listed, as well as the experts involved and timescales. The report is drafted in such way that each entry is associated with a detailed visual that creates a true photographic archive, which is essential for the comparative interpretation of the inspections carried out over time.
Attori, fasi e strumenti di lavoro / Mariotti, Chiara; Senese, Manuela; Zampini, Alessia. - STAMPA. - (2017), pp. 143-161.