MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Task 3

Task 3 Preservation and construction works in wooden barracks inv. nos B–154 and B–159

Completed in 2012

In 2012 the following scope of work was delivered with respect to wooden barracks B–154 and B–159:
a) historical survey of the buildings,
b) preparation of the building permit designs and working plans,
c) preparation of conservation work plans,
d) compilation of bills of quantities and cost estimates for construction works,
e) compilation of cost estimates of conservation works,
f) preparation of the specifications for building works and acceptance of building works,
g) obtaining of the necessary permits,
h) market research in prices of supervision,
i) preparing Terms of Reference for the tendering procedure for conservation and building works with respect to wooden barracks nos. B–154 and B–159.

Under this task laser scans and colour ortophotoplans (photogrammetry) of the barracks was completed. The documentation gives a real picture of the condition of buildings before conservation; it will also help the contractor to produce a detailed as-is documentation at various stages of the task.
Completed in 2013

The procedure (market price research and enquiry for quotation) for archaeological supervision of construction work during the renovation of wooden barracks was concluded in March 2013. As a result the agreement with the contractor was signed.

Calls for tenders for construction and conservation work on wooden barracks were held. In October 2013 the relevant agreement was signed with the selected contractor in charge of conservation and construction work.
In November construction and conservation work began at barracks B-154 and B-159 following the schedule.

In barrack B-154, concrete band surrounding the barracks, gutters and the lightning protection system were disassembled. Painting layers on wooden elements were secured, then the inventory of the elements was taken and the elements disassembled. Non-historical brick underpinning was disassembled. Chimneys, smoke ducts and concrete floors were secured. Wooden elements were transferred to the contractor’s workshop. The construction site was put in order.

In barrack B-159 concrete band surrounding the barracks and the lightning protection system were disassembled. Painting layers on wooden elements were secured, as well as concrete and brick flooring. The construction site was put in order.

Calls for tenders for investor’s and conservator’s supervision were held. Investor’s Supervision Inspector was selected and the contract signed.

Completed in 2014

Conservation and construction works in barrack B-154 were completed under the task in 2014, along with the putting the area surrounding the barrack in order. Conservation of all wooden elements of barrack B-159 was done at the contractor’s conservation atelier. Later the barrack structure was laid on new foundations, new roof cover and lightning protection installed. Floors and latrines were disinfected and conservation of brick floors carried out. Conservation  and construction works on concrete floors and latrines began.  

Completed in 2015

To the end of April 2015, conservation and construction works continued at wooden barrack Inv. No. B-159 on the BIIa section of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, encompassing:

1. Unifying the colours of new, replaced elements.

2. Hydrophobization of wooden elements at risk of exterior exposure.

3. Lightning protection system along with specifications.

4.The replacement of bedding layer under concrete floor, insulation and structural reinforcement of latrines.

5. Conservation and disinfection of brick flooring.

6. Conservation and disinfection of concrete flooring.

7. Conservation and disinfection of latrines

8. Leveling out the ground surrounding the barrack.

9. Tiding up the site.

Documentation of works carried out in barrack Inv. No. B-154 and barrack Inv. No. B-159 was also verified and submitted in the above-mentioned period.

A call for tenders for photogrammetry and laser scanning of barracks B-154 and B-159 after conservation and construction works was organised. The agreement with the contractor was signed in May 2015 and the works were carried out.

The task was completed in July 2015.

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