4th WTA International PhD Symposium

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 to Saturday, 16 September, 2017
Monday, 19 December, 2016

Delft University of Technology & WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen, The Netherlands

After successful events in Leuven (2009), Brno (2011) and Stuttgart (2014), WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen and Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will organise the 4th WTA International PhD symposium from 13-16 September 2017 in Delft, the Netherlands.WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen is part of the International WTA Association. The aim of WTA is promoting research and its practical application in the field of building maintenance and preservation of monuments. A primary task here is to transfer the practical experience and to utilize it in order to accelerate the application of new knowledge and advanced technologies. The aim of the symposium is to unite PhD candidates, post-docs and other junior researchers conducting research in the field of building conservation. It will provide a forum for PhD candidates to present their research, discuss ongoing PhD studies to support future work and give PhD candidates the opportunity to establish contacts within the international scientific community.

The symposium will cover, but is not limited to the following research areas:
• Heritage: durability and sustainability
• Conservation principles, rehabilitation and conservation
• Impact of climate change on cultural heritage
• Building materials and building technologies for preservation
• Analysis and assessment of masonry structures
• Timber construction and historic wooden buildings
• Smart monitoring and non-destructive / minimal invasive testing
• Simulation and modeling methods
• Energy efficiency of historic buildings

Submission of abstracts deadline: 19 December 2016
For more information go to: http://wta-international.org/gruppen/wta-nederland-vlaanderen/phd-sympos...