THE MUSEUM OF EASTERN BOHEMIA IN HRADEC KÁLOVÉ
As part of the planned reconstruction of the museum building, built in 1909-13 according to the design of architect Jan Kotěra, an extensive structural and technical survey of the building and a speleological survey of the fortress channel were carried out. The aim of the work was to determine the structural and material design of the vertical and ceiling structures, to determine the composition of the roof cladding, to determine the strength of the brick and stone masonry, including a moisture survey of the masonry, to determine the structural design of the dome skylight, to determine the mechanical and physical properties of the building materials (brick, stone, paint, metal components, etc.) and to assess the condition of the wooden windows and other wooden structures. In addition, the foundation conditions of the fountain and the access road in front of the building were determined, including the method of foundation of the fountain and the retaining walls along the road, the mechanical and physical properties of the stone of the retaining walls and the fountain, and the technical condition of the technological part of the fountain was assessed. A speleological survey of the fortress canal (old sewer), which passes under the museum building, determined the relative elevation of the foundations of the building and the canal, as well as the elevation of other significant points of the building and other components, including the level of the Elbe River in close proximity to the museum building, and a diagnostic of the canal structure. Based on the results of the structural and technical survey and the evaluation of the observed condition of the diagnosed structures, an assessment of the building in terms of structural reliability was carried out and a design and repair plan was prepared, including a quantification of the expected financial costs.