1st Edition

Innovative Built Heritage Models Edited contributions to the International Conference on Innovative Built Heritage Models and Preventive Systems (CHANGES 2017), February 6-8, 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Edited By Koen van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande Copyright 2018

    Several international and European institutions have given increasing importance to sustainable approaches to our existing building stock and the role of built heritage in this process. At the same time, preventive and planned conservation of built heritage has been increasingly recognised by researchers given its cost-effectiveness for owner-managers, effective long-term quality protection and environmental enhancement of structures, as well as its potential of activating heritage in the employment sector and empowering of local communities.

    ‘Innovative Built Heritage Models’ collects the lectures presented at the international conference on CHANGES (2017 Thematic Week, Leuven, Belgium, 6-8 February 2017). The aim of the conference was to provide an international overview of the existing strategies, processes and operational case studies that support the implementation of a preventive and planned conservation approach in the built heritage sector. The conference twins with the ‘CHANGES’ project, supported by the Joint Programming Initiative Heritage Plus programme.

    This publication meets the increasing demand for shared information to support the transition towards a more sustainable conservation process. The volume consists of three main parts: ‘The CHANGES paradigm’, ‘Preventive and planned conservation’ and ‘Case studies of Change’. The book reflects on CHANGES in a straightforward manner by providing research and case studies that serve as baseline records, guidance and essential literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the built heritage sector.


    Innovative built heritage models based on preventive and systemic approaches
    A. Vandesande & K. Van Balen

    CHANGES, the paradigm

    The management process for built cultural heritage: Preventive systems and decision making
    S. Della Torre

    Planning the re-use: Sustainability through resilience evaluation
    M. Morandotti

    Review of standards for University built heritage spatial assessment
    S. Lucenti & M. Morandotti

    The historic urban landscape practice in Latin America, Cuenca as a case study
    M. Siguencia Avila & S. Vintimilla Andrade

    Public private partnership and change management for built cultural heritage
    C. Boniotti

    The participation of the restoration companies into the Preventive and Planned Conservation (PPC): Strengths and weaknesses of the strategies after ten years monitoring
    S. Bossi

    Preventive and planned conservation

    Preventive conservation applied to built heritage: A working definition and influencing factors
    A. Vandesande & K. Van Balen

    Risk management and built heritage: Experiences, reflections and perspectives
    A. Konsta

    Preventive actions for architectural heritage against seismic risk. The Italian experience
    L. Cantini

    Knowledge-based representations applied to built cultural heritage
    O. Zalamea, J. Van Orshoven & T. Steenberghen

    Digital tools supporting conservation and management of built cultural heritage
    S. Della Torre, R. Moioli & A. Pili

    The role of Monumentenwacht: 40 years theory and practice in The Netherlands
    H. Heinemann & S. Naldini

    Monumentenwacht and preventive conservation: Changes
    S. Naldini, H. Heinemann & R. van Hees

    Implementation of maintenance systems: Identification of maintenance practices within the Monumentenwacht model in Belgium
    N. Van Roy, E. Verstrynge, A. Vandesande & K. Van Balen

    HeritageCARE: Preventive conservation of built cultural heritage in the South-West Europe
    L.F. Ramos, M.G. Masciotta, M.J. Morais, M. Azenha, T. Ferreira, E.B. Pereira & P.B. Lourenço

    Case studies of change

    Conservation dynamics. A new paradigm for cultural heritage in times of economic changes
    C. Ost & F. Carpentier

    The Spinning mill in Sulbiate: A place for changes
    R. Moioli

    Building conservation as a catalyst for regional sustainable development. Halland model as planning and acting sphere
    C. Gustafsson & A. Ijla

    Cultural heritage as a resource for regional sustainable development: The example of the Valtellina Cultural District in Italy
    D. Foppoli

    Sustainable strategies in built heritage preservation: Planned conservation and community participation. Experiences in Portugal
    T.C. Ferreira


    Prof. Koen van Balen and Dr. Aziliz Vandesande work at the Department of Civil Engineering and Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation at the KU Leuven, Belgium.