The 7th WTA Colloquium –
Maintenance of Concrete Buildings. Strategies for the Conservation of Historic Concrete Structures, June 10th, 2022

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 which are neither compatible nor durable.

The scope of the lectures includes the possibilities of new investigation methods and procedures of condition assessment, the application of innovative materials and the use of heritage precast concrete elements. In addition, main results from relevant case studies are presented.

The 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 practice and from international research projects.

For more information, please visit the WTA International website.