STAND4HERITAGE (New STANDards for seismic assessment of built cultural HERITAGE) ambitiously engages in introducing new standards for safeguarding built cultural heritage for the next generations, which is a major societal demand. Due to their large diversity, the accurate description of the structural behaviour of heritage buildings is still an open issue, particularly when subjected to earthquake ground motions.

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July 22

Ancient masons demonstrated mastery to build robust masonry structures by arranging chaotic masonry patterns using raw materials such as irregular...

July 10

The S4H team recently published a new paper in the Construction and Building Material Journal. This research focuses on the...

June 30

After having designed it a few months ago, the S4H team recently installed a large settlement table for experimental testing....

June 26

The S4H team recently presented the ongoing study on WP1 in the “Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems...

June 9

Mr. Angel just arrived from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) where he finished his second M.Sc., to join the S4H team...

May 4

S4H team members recently presented their research work in the 2022 (April 4-8, 2022, Guimarães, Portugal) peer-review meeting of the...

April 24

The Historical and Masonry Structures (HMS) group of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), University of...

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