Book Launch: Saber Manter os Edifícios: Pensar, desenhar, construir / Manutenção dos edifícios das Faculdades de Arquitectura e de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto [To know how to maintain the buildings: Thinking, designing, constructing / maintaining the buildings of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto]
27th October 2017, Salão Nobre da Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 27/10/2017
"The Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU, FAUP), the Centro de Estudos de Edifícios em Serviço (CEES, FEUP) and Edições Afrontamento will present the book ´Knowing how to keep buildings: Thinking, designing, constructing / of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto ´on October 27 (Friday), at 6:00 pm, in the Noble Hall of the Rectory of the University of Porto. 

The initiative will be attended by Professors Fátima Marinho (Vice-Dean U.Porto), João Falcão e Cunha (Director FEUP), Raquel Paulino (FAUP Executive Council), Rui Póvoas (Director CEAU, FAUP), António Silva Cardoso (Director DEC, FEUP) and Rui Calejo Rodrigues (CEES, FEUP), as well as the Coordinators of the publication Teresa Cunha Ferreira (CEAU, FAUP) and Patrícia Fernandes (CEES, FEUP). In the session will also be presented the short films ´Know how to maintain the buildings´, Faculty of Architecture of UP; Faculty of Engineering of UP. 

This book is the result of the Colloquium "To Know How to Keep Buildings: Think, Draw, Build," organized in 2016 by CEAU, FAUP, and CEES, FEUP, to reflect on the importance of implementing building maintenance plans and practices. 

On that occasion, two concrete cases were presented and discussed, referring to the buildings of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering of the University of Porto, and compiled the contributions in a small edition that now is published in an enlarged and illustrated version. 

With the coordination of Teresa Cunha Ferreira (CEAU, FAUP) and Patrícia Fernandes Rocha (CEES, FEUP), the book also integrates essays by Rui Jorge Garcia Ramos (Rectory UP), Rui Calejo Rodrigues (CEES, FEUP) and Rui Fernandes Póvoas (CEAU , FAUP), as well as contributions from managers, employees, teachers and students from both institutions. The photos of Francisco Piqueiro (FEUP) and Luís Ferreira Alves (FAUP) enrich the illustration of the work, which is finished with interviews with the architects authors of the projects of the buildings under analysis, Pedro Ramalho and Álvaro Siza (Pritzker Prize in 1992)."