International Conference on Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings (Porto, July 2015)


REHAB 2015 – 2nd International Conference
on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings
and Structures

July 22-24, 2015 * Porto * Portugal

Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development

Conference Overview

REHAB 2015 – 2nd International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance
and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and Structures aims to proceed
with the discussion on built heritage and the preservation of its
legacy, establishing a settle of knowledge and experience from several
parts of the world, that was established in the first edition of the
event. The importance of conservation of historical constructions (built
landscape, urban fabrics, buildings, and engineering works) are of
utmost importance to preserve the cultural references of a community and
was deeply discussed on March 2014, in Tomar.

Under the main topics of discussion, subjects of preservation and
rehabilitation methodologies and technologies, as well the importance of
the economic and social impacts of preservation practices are here
covered as the main leading guidelines for the conference debate.

Furthermore, different communities’ scales (local, regional national
or even worldwide) and authenticity interpretation raise different
questions and approaches, and therefore different solutions that are
worthily to study, to compare and to experience.

The sustainability approach is again covered, highlighting the
importance of the commitment between heritage preservation and technical
requirements related to its occupancy and use, such as energy efficiency
or materials recovery.

Inclusivity is also an important aspect to be discussed as public
historical sites and buildings need to be adapted to receive different
kind of visitors (children, elderly or handicapped persons) and to
establish an adequacy with the perceiving of the physical environment
and information contents.

As a Special Chapter, Historical Centres are brought into a particular
approach highlighting the complexity of their preservation, maintenance
and rehabilitation. Historical urban fabrics raise unique problems of
preservation and promotion, and have highlighted the needs of specific
solutions to be applied.

Authors intending to submit papers to REHAB 2015 are encouraged to
address one of the topics of the Conference by providing evidence on
past experience and ongoing research work.

Further, REHAB 2015 will welcome papers and presentations on field work,
case studies and theoretical approaches to historical buildings
preservation and conservation.

Visit the conference website for full details about the conference
scope, topics and submission procedures at:

Abstract Submission

Submit an abstract via the conference website: or contact the Conference
Secretariat below.


· : examples and practices


· and structures

· Authenticity and built heritage


· and structures


· and structures


Conference Secretariat

Secretariat REHAB 2015

Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development

Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S12

4750-106 Barcelos, PORTUGAL

Telephone: + 351 253 815 037

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