01- Rehabilitation of historical sites, buildings and structures
Under this topic authors are invited to discuss rehabilitation solutions and to present practical cases of interventions, including historical sites, buildings, and special structures, such as engineering works.
02- Economics and management of historical sites, buildings and structures
Questions on costs of rehabilitation, maintenance and management are welcomed under this topic. Methodologies for heritage management are worthily to be discussed, as also by presenting cases of success.
03- Tourism and promotion of historical sites, buildings and stuctures
Being part of tourism activities, historical places and monuments are worth analysis on their impact; on the other hand pointing out measures to minimize constructions degradation due intensive visits is of utmost interest the discussion.
04- Significance, cultural and social values of built heritage
Aspects such as historical significance and cultural references are fundamental questions to create a community identity, by sharing its legacy crossing generations. Cultural promotion trough educational programs and actions become main directions to be pointed for heritage preservation.
05- Inclusivity of historical sites, buildings and structures
Visitors with special needs are to be addressed carefully when historical sites and buildings are the case. The issue raises both theoretical approaches and practical solutions in order to allow rich and fulfilled experiences. In this topic innovative and proved approaches and solutions will be thoroughly discussed.
06- Inspection and monitoring of historical sites, buildings and structures
Technical approaches to the inspection and the monitoring of constructions are welcomed under this topic, such as testing of current solutions or presentation of new technologies and techniques.
07- New materials and products for the rehabilitation of historical buildings and structures
Rehabilitation techniques are in a constant development. New materials and products for specific construction pathologies appear in the rehabilitation market introducing several important questions on their adequacy and effectiveness that are worthily to be discussed.
08- Sustainability principles and practices in the rehabilitation of historical buildings and structures
To adapt existing construction to sustainability requirements is a new challenge for researchers and practitioners. Questions such as energy efficiency, lifecycle analysis, or materials recovery gains are enlighten when discussed on the context of preservation of cultural values.
09- Special Chapter: Archaeological sites
Archaeological sites raise specific questions on their preservation and touristic promotion. Issues of management and conservation are specific to this kind of structures that are both a place of work and a place of visit.