Keynote Speakers

The new ICOMOS / ISCARSAH Guidelines for the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage. New concepts and approaches.

Pere Roca, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-BarcelonaTech), Spain

Pere Roca is Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) since 2000.
He is lecturer, researcher and consultant on building structures. He obtained his degree in Civil Engineering in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 1988 at UPC.
His research is oriented to structural analysis, non-destructive and minor-destructive inspection, structural monitoring, seismic evaluation, and strengthening with focus on existing structures.
A significant part of his research has been devoted to the development of criteria and tools for the conservation of monuments and historical structures.
He has participated in a large number of national and international research projects, and has supervised 18 PhD theses. He is an active member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH), which he chaired during 2005-2008.
He is lecturer of the Advanced Masters on Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC).
He is co-editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage since 2007 and co-advisor of the Conference Series on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. He has been consultant in over 100 case studies on existing and historical structures, including Romanesque and Gothic churches and cathedrals, medieval bridges and Modernist buildings.
He has collaborated in the study of 9 UNESCO World Heritage buildings.