Research on impact climate change on built heritage (BELSPO)

The CLIMPACTH project aspires to study the impact of climate change on built heritage and develop a decision framework for building practitioners. The consortium is composed of IRPA (coordinator, specialist material characterization of heritage buildings), RMI (validated climate projections at a high spatial resolution), U (hyperspectral imaging, heritage science), and Ghent University (X-ray CT-scanning, hygrothermal modelling).

More specifically, Ghent University will combine the input from climate projections, material properties and degradation models by means of numerical simulations to assess which renovation or conservation strategies are safe, risky, or impossible, and as well, provide guidelines which additional tests are required to quantify the risks more accurately.

Project Info

Research group: Building Physics
Start Date: 01/11/2021
Researchers: Bruno Vanderschelden, Isabeau Vandemeulebroucke and Nathan Van Den Bossche