Conduct Engineering Assessment and Develop Options for Treatment

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Funding Opportunity ID: 312822
Opportunity Number: P19AS00027
Opportunity Title: Conduct Engineering Assessment and Develop Options for Treatment
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Feb 11, 2019
Close Date: Feb 20, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 11, 2019
Award Ceiling: $280,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $280,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The School of Engineering at the UVM will participate with NPS staff in a collaborative program of research, documentation, assessment, training, and design development for the mission Church of San Jose de Tumacacori in Tumacacori National Historical Park (TUMA). The Mission Church (c.1800) is largely constructed of adobe, with vaults and domes of burnt bricks. The sanctuary and dome retain original decorated plasters, which have been the focus of several conservation interventions beginning in the 1940s. The persistence of hoop stress cracks in the dome and their role in the deterioration of dome plasters and the sanctuary windows, along with a number of obvious structural defects that include cracks and deformation of the vaults and several large cracks in nave and sacristy walls, raise questions about the current structural capacity of the church.
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