2nd International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS’13)

Dates: 4 – 6 de Septiembre de 2013
Lloc: Trento, Italia
Inscripció: 250-450€ (veure web)


Safety requirements and environmental, economic and cultural issues generate a growing need to maintain, upgrade and refurbish existing timber structures, as well as to promote the service life sustainability of timber structures at the construction stage.
The structural health assessment of timber structures uses diverse procedures and tools which can assist experts in the evaluation of the structural condition and safety of timber structures in situations where the viability of these structures is questionable because of visible deterioration, damaging events or change of use.
The assessment of timber structures is based on a multidisciplinary approach aimed at providing information about the mechanical properties and actual condition of timber members and the mechanical behaviour of joints,
This information is essential for a reliable structural safety analysis which gives guidance to the conservation, replacement or strengthening work necessary to ensure an adequate safety level.
The theme of the conference covers a broad range of areas, including restoration and strengthening, seismic behaviour and retrofitting, inspection and monitoring, non-destructive testing, experimental results and laboratory testing, analytical and numerical approaches, historical aspects and general methodology, innovative and traditional materials technology, case-studies, codes and guidelines.

Key dates

6 November 2012: NEW deadline for abstract submission
15 December 2012: notification of abstract acceptance with review comments

8 March 2013: deadline for paper submission
15 May 2013: notification of papers acceptance with review comments
31 May 2013 MANDATORY: deadline for submission of final version of the papers
1 June 2013: deadline for early registration