Conservation of the 20thCentury Concrete-based Cultural Heritage: Innovative materials, procedures and awareness
    2 – 4 December 2021 | Cádiz (Spain) & online

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In-person & Virtual

The Workshop

WHEN: 2nd – 4th December 2021

WHERE: Online and in-person at the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Cádiz (Spain).


>The event is planned to be organized for in-person and online participation.

>The languages of the event are English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation available.


Link: http://www.bthetravelbrand.com/events-booking/?ebfopp=e2Zyb250T2ZmaWNlU3RhdGU9MSwgY29kRXZlbnRvPTgxM30=

Contact: Vicente Ortega

E-mail: v.ortega@bthetravelbrand.com

TEL: (+34) 956252106; (+34) 617408555

>This offer is available booking no later than November 2nd, 2020.

>The nearest hotel is “Parador Atlantico Cadiz“, (2-3 minutes on foot from the venue)

The Objectives

  • To disseminate the targets, challenges and final results of InnovaConcrete project.
  • To disseminate the knowledge of concrete heritage conservation of the 20th Century with special emphasis in the Modern Architecture.
  • To promote citizen awareness around concrete heritage.


Thursday December 2nd, 2021

8:30 – 9:00 am > Registrations

9:00 – 9:20 am > Welcome and opening ceremony

9:20 – 10:00 am > Overview of the InnovaConcrete project

10:00 – 10:30 am > Official presentation of the Benchmark Guidance Document For conservation of XX century heritage (Cádiz document)

10:30 – 11:30  am > The significance of the Cádiz document for XX century heritage conservation policies and intervention protocols | Round table and open discussion |  The panel will count with the participation of experts from architecture, restoration and construction companies, and cultural heritage institutions

11:30 – 12:30 am > Bus trip to Gonzalez Byass winery (Jerez de la Fontera, Cádiz)

12:30 am > Visit to Gran Bodega Tío Pepe designed by Eduardo Torroja

12:30 – 14:30 am Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:00 pm > Official presentation of the selection of the 100 significant concrete heritage structures from the 20th century: The 100 of the 20th

15:00 – 16:00 pm > InnovaConcrete social targets. Citizen awareness of modern concrete heritage: activities, socio-economic analysis tools and results

16:00 – 16:30 pm > Open discussion about social targets

16:30 pm > Bus trip back to Cádiz

Friday December 3rd, 2021

9:00 – 9:20 am > Laboratory validation protocols of the materials and technologies

  • Validation on artificially aged cement mortars
  • Fabrication of mock-up samples from the case studies

9:20 – 11:20 am > InnovaConcrete materials and techniques. Overview of the technologies developed during the project and validation results, conclusions and future perspectives | Round table and open discussion

  • Multi-scale modelling tools for product optimization results by the project partners, open discussion of conclusions and future perspectives
  • Superhydrophobic and consolidant treatments generating C-S-H gel
  • Consolidant treatments compatible with carbonate substrates
  • Multifunctional products containing smart corrosion inhibitors
  • Repair mortars reinforced with halloysite nanotubes
  • Bio-inspired self-healing treatments for concrete
  • Repair micro-mortars with hydrophobic performance
  • Atmospheric plasma treatment for superhydrophobic surfaces

11:20 – 11:45 am > Coffee Break

11:45 am > In situ validation of the InnovaConcrete materials and techniques, significance of the case studies, characterization, on field application experience, validation and durability studies | Round table and open discussion.

  • Kaunas 9th Fort (Lithuania) and Sródmiescie station (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Elogio del Horizonte (Gijon, Spain)
  • War memorials in Torricella Peligna (Italy)
  • Eduardo Torroja Institute (Madrid, Spain)
  • Centennial Hall (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Flaminio Stadium (Rome, Italy)

13:15 – 14:15 pm > Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 pm > Future perspectives of concrete heritage conservation, beyond the InnovaConcrete project | Discussion and open questions

14:45 – 15:00 pm > Practical demonstrations of the InnovaConcrete technologies and materials

15:00 pm > Summary and concluding remarks

Saturday December 4th, 2021

10:00 am > Guided visits to representative 20th century heritage buildings in the city of Cádiz

Practical Demonstrations
A stand with practical demonstrations of products and techniques developed in InnovaConcrete (materials and plasma atmospheric device, etc.) will be available during the complete session. A stand showing information about the other case studies (including sampling videos, information about concrete from monuments..) will be also available.