Conservation of the built cultural heritage: earthquakes, methodology, research, applications, challenges of the digital age and more - EUROSTRUCT

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Paulo Lourenço, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho and Head of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (200 researchers and 20 M€ of contracted funding). Project team leader for the revision of the European Masonry code (EC6, Part 1-1). Experienced in NDT, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative strengthening techniques, novel masonry products and earthquake engineering. Specialist in structural repair, conservation and strengthening, with works in more than 100 monuments worldwide. Worked as consultant on innovative masonry structures using confined and reinforced masonry. Editor of the “International Journal of Architectural Heritage” and Coordinator of the European Master on “Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions” (www.msc-sahc.org), awarded an European Heritage Award in 2017 . Supervised 50+ PhD students and has an h-index of 50+, authoring 1500+ publications. Recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant of 3M€ on seismic assessment of the built cultural heritage (2019-23).

Abstract
Conservation of the built cultural heritage: earthquakes, methodology, research, applications, challenges of the digital age and more
Modern societies understand built cultural heritage as a landmark of culture and diversity. During the last decades the idea that ancient buildings could be conserved and reused became appealing. Large investments have been concentrated in this field, leading to impressive developments in the areas of inspection, non-destructive testing, monitoring and structural analysis of historical constructions. These developments, and recent guidelines for reuse and conservation, allow for safer, economical and more adequate remedial measures. The presentation addresses risk, earthquakes, methodology to adopt, selected aspects of research and cases studies, challenges and more.

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