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Roman cement to restore built heritage effectively

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Roman cements - highly hydraulic natural binders - were key materials to decorate facades of buildings in the 19th/early 20th centuries. Unfortunately, they are no longer available on the market. Consequently the fundamental principle of modern conservation - that the historic buildings should be repaired by using materials that are compatible with the original historic substance - cannot be meet when restoring this important built heritage. The objective of the project is to re-establish manufacture and use of Roman cements. This will be achieved by studying historic mortars to establish compatibility criteria, selecting appropriate raw materials, optimising cement stone calcinations conditions in the laboratory and in a commercial kiln, carrying out workshop and conservation trials. Results will be disseminated to material producers and end-users of the technology - restoration workers and authorities.

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INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS AND SURFACE CHEMISTRY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Adres
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30 239 Krakow
Polska

Uczestnicy (10)

AC PARTNERSHIP ART CONSERVATION, PIOTROWSKI AND KOSAKOWSKI GMBH
Polska
Adres
Ul. Szlak 31/1
31 153 Krakow
AT SUPERBET PRZEDESIEBIORSTWO BETONOW SPECJALNYCH
Polska
Adres
Ul. Soboniowicka, 17 A
30615 Krakow
ATELIER GURTNER
Austria
Adres
Zirkusgasse, 39
1020 Wien
GESSELLSCHAFT FUER WISSENSTRANSFER IN DER GEBAEUDE-DIAGNOSTIK MBH BERLIN
Niemcy
Adres
Volmestrasse 7B
12489 Berlin
INSTITUT FUER KONSERVIERUNGWISSENSCHAFTEN UND RESTAURIERUNG TECHNOLOGIE- UNIVERSITAET FUER ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Austria
Adres
Salzgries 14/1
1013 Wien
INSTITUTE FOR RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES
Czechy
Adres
Jiraskova 3
57001 Litomysl
KLAUS ROGGE SPEZIALBAUGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Niemcy
Adres
Saatwinkler Damm 13
13627 Berlin
PRO SUPPORT BV
Niderlandy
Adres
Boortorenweg 20
7550 AN Hengelo Ov
THE MONUMENTS BOARD OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIK
Słowacja
Adres
Cesta Na Cerveny Most 6
81406 Bratislava
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
Adres
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford