Location: Field investigation specified in this contract will be located at Peleliu Battlefield National Historic Landmark, located 30 miles south of Koror, Republic of Palau, in the Pacific. Access to the site will be provided by the governor of Peleliu through the Historic Preservation Office of Palau.
This project will provide physical descriptions and condition assessments for seven building sites, some of which contain more than one structure (see attachment #1 for Building Descriptions). As part of this condition assessment the project will also provide preservation recommendations that will: (1) identify any safety concerns in need of immediate attention to insure visitor safety; (2) make recommendations for treatment that will arrest conditions that contribute to the continued deterioration of these structures; (3) make recommendations for treatments to these structures in their current ruin state that will provide for their long-term preservation and in meeting future interpretive desires; (4) make recommendations for treatment for the feasible reuse of one or more of these structures for visitor or community use (i.e. visitor center, classroom, exhibit space, administrative space).
Team members required for the execution of this project will include a historical architect and a structural engineer familiar with and experienced in similar project work. The project will be headed by the historical architect who will be responsible for the coordination of all project activities and production of the final report. The Historical Architect will also be responsible to subcontract with the structural engineer and coordinate their activities and incorporate their findings and recommendations in the final report. The qualifications for both the historical architect and engineer follow.