During the last decades the study and conservation of historical structures has attained high technological and scientific standards. Today’s practice involves the combination of innovative non-destructive inspection technologies, sophisticated monitoring systems, advanced numerical models for structural analysis, and respectful intervention solutions for restoration and retrofit. More than ever, it is In recent decades, the study and conservation of historical structures has shown remarkable technological and scientific advances. The restoration of heritage structures is performed on the basis of advanced non-destructive testing techniques, effectual monitoring systems, rigorous numerical analysis and comprehensive intervention schemes for restoration and strengthening. The conservation project must be undertaken by multidisciplinary teams composed of a wide range of specialists such as engineers, architects, historians, archaeologists, geophysicists and chemists. In addition, it is increasingly recognised that the study of historical structures requires an integrated approach as conservation practice faces problems at different scales (e.g. materials, structures and surroundings). For these reasons, the study of historical constructions still poses serious challenges that need to be confronted through comprehensive international scientific collaboration.
After the celebration of the 25th anniversary in Barcelona, it is a great honour for us to host the SAHC conference in Kyoto, Japan. SAHC2023 aspires to provide opportunities for disseminating knowledge and experiences in conservation of heritage constructions. Participants discuss and share novel concepts, technologies and practice on the study, conservation and management of historical constructions across cultural boundaries. We are pleased to welcome you to join this international event and to celebrate the 13th SAHC conference (SAHC2023) in Kyoto, Japan!!
Kashiwada Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, JapanGet directions