Research on impact climate change on built heritage (BELSPO)


Onderzoek naar impact klimaatverandering op erfgoedgebouwen (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.

Researchers: Bruno Vanderschelden, Isabeau Vandemeulebroucke, Nathan Van Den Bossche