Research Training Course on lime and lime-based matrices (Granada) 22-26 November.

Research Training Course on lime and lime-based matrices (Granada) 22-26 November.

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A Research Training Course (RTC) will take place in Granada, Spain: RTC1-Part1: Properties of lime and lime-based matrices: Fundamentals and testing between 22nd and 26th November 2021.


The SUBLime Network (SUstainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches) focus on developing sustainable innovation solutions for lime mortars/plasters in new construction and conservation of the built heritage.

Renovation limewash of historic buildings in brittany. Eglise sainte radegonde a riantec in morbihan. Photo h-a segalen for bcb (lhoist), 18 march 2009

The project covers the main features of lime-based applications in the masonry construction its innovations are focused in both added functionalities and sustainability aspects, strongly based on novel biomimetic and closed-loop recycling approaches.

Within the scope of this Research Network, this Research Training Course (RTC) will take place in Granada, Spain, from 22nd to 26th of November.

The Consortium decided to make most of the training course available to everyone, allowing to live stream the classes.

If you which to attend the live stream of this RTC, please register using this link (programme below):


Agenda of the event:

22nd November

  • 09:20 – 10:50

The History of lime and types of lime-based binders: a general introduction

Carlos Rodrigues-Navarro, University of Granada

  • 11:10 – 13:00

The lime cycle part 1: calcination and slaking

Kerstin Elert, University of Granada

  • 14:00 – 15:50

The lime cycle part 2: carbonatation

Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo, University of Granada

  • 16:10 – 18:00

Lime mortars and plasters: preparation, uses, weathering and conservation

Ana Arizzi, University of Granada

23rd November

  • 09:00 – 10:50

Analytical techniques for lime-based materials

Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo, University of Granada

  • 14:00 – 15:50


Jorge Otero Hermo, University of Granada


25th November

  • 09:00 – 10:50

Hydraulic Binders: cement

Nele De Belie, Ghent University

  • 11:10 – 13:00

Latent hydraulic and pozzolanic additions

Nele De Belie, Ghent University

  • 14:00 – 15:50

Building limes: setting, performance and applications

Richard Ball, University of Bath

  • 16:10 – 18:00

Self-healing in concrete and lime

Nele De Belie, Ghent University


26th November

  • 09:00 – 10:50

Imaging techniques for lime-based materials characterization

Veerle Cnudde, Ghent University

  • 11:10 – 13:00

Industrial applications of lime

Richard Givens, Tarmac

  • 14:00 – 15:50

Testing and Declaring under the CPR

Antonio Caballero González, European Mortar Industy Organization

Showing results: Innova Concrete Final Workshop. 2-4 December 2021, Cádiz, Spain.

InnovaConcrete is coming to an end by December 2021, and the final conference will be held in Cadiz, Spain, from 2nd to 4th of December 2021.

From December 2nd-4th 2021, the final conference of the project  InnovaConcrete (Innovative materials and techniques for the conservation of 20th century concrete-based cultural heritage) will be celebrated in Cadiz (Spain), where the final results and conclusions will be presented to the public.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, unites experts from multiple disciplines (architecture, engineering, social sciences, experimental sciences, cultural heritage…) with the common goal of developing innovative materials and techniques to preserve concrete-based cultural heritage structures from the 20th century. The project objectives also emphasize on promoting citizen awareness towards historic concrete and defining its conservation policies.

Check the program

The first day agenda includes the official presentation of the Cádiz document, the Benchmark Guidance Document for the conservation of 20th century concrete heritage, redacted by the ICOMOS Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC20C), followed by a round table and open debate where all participants are invited to contribute. In addition, Docomomo Iberico (Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) foundation will present to the public the selection of 100 significant 20th-Century Heritage Sites in Europe database (The 100 of the 20th), based on technical, social or aesthetical criteria.

The second day of the conference is focused on presenting the innovative materials and techniques, including a session of practical demonstrations, aside from the validation results obtained in laboratory and on the 8 selected case studies, corresponding to singular constructions of European concrete heritage.

All the presentations will count with simultaneous translation English-Spanish/Spanish-English. Registration for the event is free of charge and we offer the options for in person attendance and online live streaming.

IPERION HS Academy. Webinar on Built Heritage research and conservation. 14th September

Webinar #05: Built Heritage

An overview of what IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage Community.

If you are involved in Built Heritage research and conservation you can join the HSAcademy webinar on September 14th at 3 pm CEST and discover all the services offered by IperionHS.

The webinar takes place online and will introduce participants to the field of Heritage Science facilities in IPERION HS, a European project devoted to building a distributed research infrastructure in the field of Heritage Science: E-RIHS (
The focus will be placed on what IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage community and how IPERION HS can answer to the built heritage needs.

14th September 2021 at 3 pm (CEST).

You will learn

  • What IPERION HS can offer to the Built Heritage community
  • Which are the latest technologies for built heritage

Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science
Built Heritage

45 minutes.


Ralf Kilian – Fraunhofer institute, DE
Costanza Miliani – National Research Council, IT
John Hughes – University of the West of Scotland
Joseph Grau Bove – University College London, UK
Jan Van’t Hof – Cultural Heritage Agency, NL