Eleventh International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture - S (STREMAH 2009)

Venue: Tallinn

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2009
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STREMAH 2009 is the 11th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture. The meeting, which has taken place on a regular basis over more than 20 years, has become an event attracting specialists from all over the world. It offers a channel for state-of-the-art technology and the most up-to-date scientific discoveries to be applied to the conservation of our architectural heritage.

The importance of the architectural heritage for the historical identity of a region, town or nation is now widely recognised throughout the world. In order to take care of our heritage we need to look beyond borders and continents to benefit from the experience gained by others and to gain a better understanding of its cultural background.

This series of conferences marks an important contribution as each meeting gathers the most recent advances in research and up-to-date studies of heritage buildings and makes them accessible to wide circles of interested people. STREMAH is now well established as the most important conference of its type.

The conference will aim to bring together scholars and professionals to discuss a variety of topics related to architectural and maritime heritage. In addition to the regular topics covered during STREMAH conferences, the meeting will discuss the future of historic harbours, dockyards and other similar maritime structures in today’s world, as well as the function of historic vessels and their heritage value. This leads to problems such as the role of development schemes and the relationship between tourism and maritime heritage and the need to protect the latter by suitable legislation and support initiatives.

STREMAH 2009 brings together scientists, architects, curators, engineers, art historians, surveyors, archaeologists and building specialists to exchange opinions and experiences, present the most recent scientific and practical findings, and discuss problems and solutions in relation to studies, repairs and maintenance of heritage buildings.

Conference Topics:
- Heritage architecture and historical aspects
- Regional architecture
- Structural issues
- Seismic behaviour and vibrations
- Surveying and monitoring
- Material characterisation and problems
- Simulation and modelling
- Environmental damage
- Assessment and retrofitting
- Structural restoration of metallic structures
- Reuse of heritage buildings
- Preservation of archaeological sites
- Modern (19th/20th Century) heritage
- Social and economic aspect in heritage
- Maritime heritage
- Historical ports, dockyards, shipyards and buildings
- Underwater heritage
- Ship preservation and shipwrecks
- Oral traditions and stories
- Economics of preservation
- Experimental validation and verification

Conference papers are reviewed by members of the Committee and other colleagues and selected papers will be rapidly processed for publication in book form. In addition, all papers in the conference book will be permanently archived in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site, where they will be available to the international scientific community. Papers presented at Wessex Institute Conferences appear regularly in notable review, publication and databases.