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International Parnassus Workshop was held on the 17th of May in London. The current state-of-the-art regarding the effects of climate change and environmental factors on historical structures were discussed from a European and a UK perspective. For detailed programme, abstracts and presentations, go to the workshop page. More...

Published: Mar 7, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Barker Tower 1st Interim Report

The first interim report regarding the Barker Tower is now ready. More...

Published: Feb 26, 2013 11:15:10 AM

The 5th Parnassus Project Progress Meeting

The 5th Parnassus Project Progress Meeting was held on 29th of November, 2012 in UCL. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2013 11:57:39 AM

Flooding in York

Flooding in York (October, 2012) More...

Published: Dec 12, 2012 4:47:24 PM

European Course

European Course on Global Change and Risk to Cultural Heritage (8.5.2012) More...

Published: Dec 10, 2012 12:27:17 PM




9:00-9:10               Welcome and Introduction

Session I: European Perspective                                              9:10-10:50

9:10-9:35              May Cassar (UCL, UK): Climate Change Effects on Heritage: the emergence of a new field of research

9:35-10:00            Jürgen Frick (MPA, Germany): Monitoring of moisture and salts in porous media and overview of cluster activities of European Cultural Heritage projects

10:00-10:25          Camilla Colla (UNIBO, Italy): Review and state of the art of methods for capillary rise monitoring in historic masonry

10:25-10:50         Stanislav Pospisil (ITAM & CET, Czech Republic): Research into the build heritage preservation under the extreme climate conditions in the Czech Republic and ITAM

Coffee Break     10:50-11:05

Session II: UK Perspective                                                        11:05-12:45

11:05-11:30         Stephen Garvin (BRE): Flood resilience technologies, systems and tools

11:30-11:55         Nigel Blades (National Trust): Mitigating damage due to floods and moisture to heritage: the National Trust perspective

11:55-12:20         Dina D’Ayala (UCL): Overview of the PARNASSUS project. A framework for vulnerability assessment of historic buildings to flooding and environmental effects

12:20-12:45         Andy Smith (University of Bristol): Projecting the impacts of future flooding on high value buildings

Lunch    12:45-14:00         POSTER SESSION

Laura M. Tapini: Educating Young Generations on Climate Change and the Monuments

Ioannis Poulios: Renewable Energy (RE) Plants, Historic Environments and Local Communities: the Social Aspect-Impact of RE Planning

Philip Wong: Water Seepage in Heritage Buildings of Hong Kong

Parnassus Posters

The Parnassus Project: Electrical Resistance Tomography Use in Building Conservation

Comparison of Absorption-Desorption Characteristics of Original and Repair Bricks of Abbey Mill in Tewkesbury through DVS Testing

Projecting Flood Risk: Highlighting the Impacts on Historical Buildings

Cottown Old School House: Monitoring of Hygrothermal Conditions in Relation to Climate and Flood Events

Odda's Chapel: Monitoring of Hygrothermal Conditions in Relation to Climate and Flood Events

Session III: Parnassus                                                              14:00-15:40

14:00-14:25         Jie Zhou (University of Bristol): Experimental Determination of Water Ingress and Freeze-Thaw Properties of Bath Stone

14:25-14:50         Victoria Stephenson (UCL): Impact on Mechanical Properties of Extreme Wetting of Historic Building Materials and Structures

14:50-15:15         Penny Copeland (University of Southampton): Historical Evidence for Climate Change: Archaeologically Measuring Impact on Building Styles

15:15-15:40         Yasemin Didem Aktas (UCL): Historic Building Fabric Exposed to Environmental Factors: From On Site Monitoring to Modelling

Coffee Break     15:40-16:00

Session IV: Panel Session: Future Needs                               16:00-17:00

Delegates are invited to contribute:

· Relevance of research results to practice

· Existing practice for repair and maintenance of historic fabric

· Moving from repair to prevention

     Closing remarks

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