Work Package 1

The research carried out in the CONSECH20 project focuses on historic concrete buildings. Within the project, concrete is defined as historic when dating from the end of the 19th cent. – beginning of the 20th century until ca. 1960. The aim of the following reports is to examine the legal procedures and identify the actors in the conservation, transformation and re-use of historic concrete buildings in four countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands.


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The Netherlands:

Work Package 2

The following state-of-the-art report aims providing an overview of new technologies to monitor, conserve and restore the materiality of modern buildings in a compatible, durable and sustainable way, that is based on the conservation demands of minimum intervention and retention of the original fabric.

The following joint report summarizes the in-depth investigations carried out in a selected sample of 10 case studies in the countries involved in the project. The buildings cover a range of systems and methods by which early concrete buildings were constructed. From the early and massive Hennebique Silos (1901) in Genoa to the residential tower Alexandros Dimitriou Tower (1966) in Nicosia.

Work Package 3

The aim of this report is to examine a wide sample of databases on modern architecture available on the web to have an overview of what is already available and to aid in the construction of the CONSECH20 online platform.

The following report deals with the project database – its logical and physical layout.

Work Package 4

The following report gives an overview of European regulations concerning fire, seismic stability, user safety, energy efficiency and environmental comfort to use as directives for preparing conservation proposals for concrete heritage buildings.

The following report gives a review of suitable (compatible and durable) materials and techniques, including novel approaches not listed in current Codes, for the repair and strengthening of historic reinforced concrete (RC) structures, and a summary of common conservation approaches in four participating countries of the consortium.

The following report includes general guidelines for the repair and strengthening of historic reinforced
concrete structures, and proposals for the restoration of selected case-studies in the four
participating countries of the consortium.