ERIC Number: ED338892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
European Research into Occupational Profiles in the Conservation of the Architectural Heritage.
CEDEFOP Flash, n6 Nov 1991
A study was conducted in Europe to determine what occupations and job skills are involved in the rehabilitation of architecturally significant buildings and in the restoration of monuments. Final reports were received from Belgium, France, and Italy. Experience in Belgium shows that there are specific provisions for restoration works, whereas rehabilitation works are governed by the usual construction regulations. Firms that want to do restoration work register with various political bodies. Trends in that country point to a gradual increase in rehabilitation and restoration work and a demand for higher-level occupational skills. Masons, stone cutters, carpenters, roofers, and stucco workers predominated among categories of workers. In France, state intervention relates to the restoration of historic monuments and the rehabilitation of popular dwellings for which financial incentives are available. Many firms are active in rehabilitation but do not have specific competencies needed for this purpose, whereas firms in restoration are more tightly regulated. Rehabilitation currently is the top construction category in France, and new training is in the preliminary stages in schools there. The Italian study shows that an increasing percentage of the building there is also in rehabilitation, for which tax incentives exist. Most job training is on site. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium; France; Italy