CONSECH20 focused on urban contexts with divergent geographical, cultural, political, and economic features. Case studies in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands were selected. The aim was to gather a representative selection of architectural styles, materials, structural systems, conservation state, social relevance, etc. Public, municipal and state-owned buildings with social interest mostly built until 1960 were primarily considered.
The different categories of buildings defined for CONSECH20 were:
- Buildings that have undergone past conservation/re-use interventions (lessons from the past), and
- Buildings in need of conservation/restoration for future use – conservation proposals were formulated for these case studies.
The surveys performed in the selected buildings were done using the following monitoring tools:
- Monument Diagnosis and Conservation System, which includes the terminology for describing concrete damage types.
- MONDIS mobile inspection tool, which has been upgraded for the inspection of concrete buildings onsite.
A total of 48 buildings has been surveyed during the project and all the information gathered can be found in the CONSECH20 Database: https://c620.cf/site/
The Database is open to the public for including new buildings. A brief manual on how to use it will be posted soon.