Coordinator: Professor João Azevedo
Existing infrastructure, although satisfying today’s societal needs, is inevitably facing pressure from ageing and deterioration. Therefore, ‘rehabilitation’ rises as the new paradigm of the construction sector. New knowledge and skills, gathered through interdisciplinary activity, are needed to respond to both natural and societal changes.
The main goals include reducing risks and ensuring safety, as well as promoting more efficient life cycle management of energy and natural resources, as a means to foster both urban cohesion and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.
This thematic strand seeks to mobilize activity within the CERIS research groups in the field of rehabilitation, and to promote synergies between them. Carrying out research at the forefront of existing knowledge is encouraged and supported by the recognised scientific achievements of IST.