James Church, Delhi
Florentine outer dome of St. James Church built in 1835, in masonry
in lime mortar had developed some cracks. The Indian National Trust
for Architectural Restoration (INTACH) was assigned the task to
investigate causes for these cracks, recommend remedial measures
and implement them.
had commissioned SERC, Ghaziabad to carry out non destructive tests
of the present strength of masonry and lime mortar, carry out an analysis
of the dome, and suggest restoration measures. MRC was assigned the
task of proof checking of recommendations of SERC and advice INTACH.
MRC suggested alternative restoration procedure, which was finally
adopted and executed.