5 - 7 September 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

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SS14: Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historical Masonry Structures

Organiser: Prof. Ece Erdogmus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Summary: This session will cover advances in the assessment and rehabilitation of historical masonry structures. Relevant topics include but are not limited to in situ nondestructive testing methods, material sample testing, numerical models, and other methods for the assessment of historical masonry, as well as ethically acceptable and effective rehabilitation and retrofit techniques for these structures. The structures of interest will include buildings, bridges, fortifications, amphitheatres, monuments, aqueducts, tunnels and archaeological sites, among others. With its international composition of invited scholars, the session is expected to showcase the richness of the world’s architectural heritage and noteworthy attempts for safekeeping this global wealth.