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Title: Preface
Author(s): J. Válek
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: XXIII - XXIV
Total Pages: 1
Language: English


Abstract: The 1st Historical Mortars Conference which took place in Lisbon, 2008, chaired by Dr. Rosario Veiga from LNEC was a very successful meeting and it gave rise to an idea that such a specialised event on historic mortars should be repeated. During the conference it became clear that sharing knowledge, creating new contacts and interdisciplinary collaborations are very much required in this topic. Mortars are not seen as a single discipline, but attract attention from a wide range of professions. This was confirmed by the number and variety of research projects on mortars which were presented.

Research has been focusing on historic mortars for some time. Demand for an improved scientific and technical guidance for conservation field led to the formation of the RILEM Technical Committee TC 167-COM on ‘Characterisation of old mortars with respect to their repair’ and its follow-up TC 203-RHM ‘Repair mortars for historic masonry’. The later committee is now in its final stage. The final workshop of the TC 203-RHM will be incorporated as part of the conference and the resulting documents promise interesting material for discussions during the conference.

An objective of the 2nd Historic Mortars Conference is to bring together scientists, technicians and professionals involved in research and studies of historic mortars to present and discuss advances in this topic. The main theme of the conference is the conservation of historic buildings and works of art, i.e. studying mortars with respect to repair. This is a unifying field where a truly interdisciplinary collaboration is needed and where contributions of archaeologist, architects, civil and structural engineers, geologists, material scientists, chemists, conservation scientists and art restorers interested in mortars should have their place. The special focus of the conference will be on the application of research and technical knowledge to conservation practice and vice versa in its reflection on such recommendations.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
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