7th WTA Colloquium – Maintenance of Concrete Buildings – June 18th, 2021 – Delft

Concrete heritage buildings from the 20th century are at risk, due to the absence of recognition of the historic values of these buildings as well as to the lack of knowledge of the specific characteristics of historic concrete structures. Frequently, solutions developed for repair of contemporary structures are applied to historic concrete buildings, resulting in interventions that are neither compatible nor durable.

This Colloquium aims at providing building owners, employees from planning and engineering offices, construction companies, concrete experts, architects, and representatives of authorities, with the latest developments in the field of conservation of concrete historic buildings, as resulting from the practice and international research projects.

On behalf of the organizing team, the members of WTA – International (TC5 Concrete) and of the JPI-CH CONSECH20 project, we cordially invite you to the 7th Colloquium WTA – Strategies for the Conservation of Historic Concrete Buildings and Structures. Please, visit the website for checking the program and the guidelines on how to participate: https://www.wta-international.org/de/veranstaltungen/7th-wta-colloquium-maintenance-of-concrete-buildings/

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3rd Meeting in Genova

The 3rd meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held this month (February 17-18, 2020) at the University of Genova in Italy. The discussion focused on legislation and actors driving the process for the protection, conservation, and re-use of historic concrete buildings and on the survey of the case studies.

A total of 48 historic concrete buildings with social potential (bringing people together) were selected in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands. For each of the buildings selected, the consortium is studying the social, historical, architectural, and technical aspects while involving stakeholders and people using and interacting with the buildings.

During the meeting in Genova, the consortium visited the Museo del Tesoro di San Lorenzo and the former Fish Market, which are 2 of the CONSECH20 case studies in Italy.

Second meeting in Nicosia

The 2nd meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held last month (September 19-20, 2019) at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. The discussion focused on the selection of 20th cent. concrete buildings with social potential (bringing people together) in 4 countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands.

For each of the buildings selected, the consortium will study the social, historical, architectural, and technical aspects, and involve stakeholders and people using and interacting with the buildings. Soon, the list of case studies selected will be posted.

During the meeting in Nicosia, the consortium visited the Ledra Palace Hotel and the Nicosia Municipal Retail Market, which are 2 of the CONSECH20 case studies in Cyprus.