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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September 24

The study of the material that will be used for shaking table tests and the preparation of the equipment setup...

September 14

The STAND4Heritage project has almost reached one year of life. In few months, the team will have numerous scientific results...

September 10

50’s day free access link for the publication “Learning from failure: Damage and failure of masonry structures, after the 2017...

September 7

LEST’s main lab is under renovation in order to prepare for the arrival of the shaking table.The work areas were...

August 31

A new researcher has recently arrived in UMinho who will be part of the team for the next two months...

August 24

The article discusses the performance of masonry structures after the 2017 Lesvos earthquake (Mw=6.3). More specifically, the objective of the...

August 10

Please note that the S4H team will be on holiday from Monday 10th of August.We will be back with more...

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