Heritage Building Conservation Projects Decision-Making Processes


  • Burcu Balaban-Ökten Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Istanbul, Türkiye




Heritage conservation projects, Decision-making processes, Project-management, Collaborative work environments


Restoration projects of historical buildings involve decision-making processes that require researchers from different fields of expertise to work together. One of the most challenging stages of conservation projects is making decisions. Scientific committees need information about the entire life of the buildings to decide on conservation strategies. In addition, communication and information exchange between stakeholders are critical issues in restoration projects. This research examines restoration projects from a project management perspective with a systematic literature review. In this study, firstly, a literature review was conducted to see the decision-making processes in historical heritage research. Then, by using the content analysis method, the main themes of the current research were determined. The problems experienced in the field are mostly project management based. Some of the important research themes are determined as, special laws for conservation projects, collaborative planning, risk management, resource management, and interdisciplinary work environments.


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Balaban-Ökten, B. (2023). Heritage Building Conservation Projects Decision-Making Processes. Proceedings of the International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism-ICCAUA, 6(1), 903–909. https://doi.org/10.38027/iccaua2023en0371