Database of building materials with historical and heritage interest

Acronym: 
Database of building materials with historical and heritage interest
Project Title: 
Database of building materials with historical and heritage interest
Duration: 
16/05/2016 - 15/05/2019
Principal Investigator: 
Paulina Faria
Abstract: 

Conservation and restoration interventions on cultural property, particularly in the context of historical and architectural heritage, always begin with a survey of the constituent materials (e.g. stone, mortars, concretes, paints, ceramics, metals, wood) and of their conservation state, in order to provide recommendations on the intervention plan and on the materials and the techniques to be used.  (…) This is the context of DB-HERITAGE project (Database of building materials with historical and heritage interest), intended to build a reference sample collection or repository for historical materials and an IT-tool to collect the related data on construction materials history, properties, and performance.