Science and Technology

Protection of Historical Constructions: Methods and challenges discussed at PROHITECH’17

The international conference is one of the most important events in the field and aims to disseminate the recent developments as well as the works carried out on protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

From 12th to 15th July, Técnico will host PROHITECH’17, one of the most interesting and important international conferences on the protection of historical constructions. Structural engineering and earthquakes, the several intervention strategies, materials and technology, as well as architecture and urban planning, will be some of the topics addressed at PROHITECH2017 – International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions – where researchers, engineers, architects and other national and international experts can share their experiences.

Professor Luís Castro, Vice-president of IST for Financial Affairs, attended the opening session and noted the “proud of hosting this international conference and be part of the organisation of such an event”.

The first panel was opened by professor António Lamas, honorary president of the conference and professor at Técnico, who talked about Sintra’s cultural heritage. “The cultural heritage is important for our quality of life, so that the future generations can enjoy it as well”, he noted.

During the next three days several papers will be presented in parallel oral sessions. More than 200 paper submissions from 41 countries were accepted for publication at the conference. On Saturday the organisation will offer the participants a guided visit to Sintra National Park, including Palácio da Pena and Sintra’s historical centre.