Summary

Rehabilitating existing buildings is one of society’s duties and an opportunity for the development of the construction sector. The range of possible interventions is very wide, from the preservation of monuments and the thorough rehabilitation of old buildings, to the solution of problems in more recent buildings. The intervention in existing buildings, when done correctly, allows gains in terms of safety, durability, energy efficiency and comfort.

The Advanced Studies in Building Rehabilitation course (EARPE), offers a solid and multidisciplinary technological training, necessary for the correct intervention in existing buildings, and has a duration of one academic year. The diploma (non-degree) includes training in the area of construction, structures, materials, planning, geotechnics and architecture.

Study plan

 

Course units
History of the Built Heritage (1st S), Pathology of Materials (1st S), Pathology of Construction (1S), Wood Constructions (1st S), Stone Masonry Structures (1st S), Sustainability of Construction and Rehabilitation (2nd S), Rehabilitation of Structures and Foundations (2nd S), Architecture and Intervention in Heritage (2nd S), Technology of Walls, Floors and Coverings (2S), Acoustics in Buildings Rehabilitation (2nd S).

Access conditions
This course is intended for Civil Engineers and Architects who have completed the 2nd study cycle of the new Bologna model or hold a pre-Bologna degree.

Schedule
Daytime

Number of vacancies
25

Language
Portuguese

Director
Eva Sofia Botelho Machado Barreira

Objetivos gerais
The Advanced Studies in Building Rehabilitation course in the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture, offers a solid and multidisciplinary technological training, necessary for the correct intervention in existing buildings. The diploma includes training in the constructions, structures, materials, planning, geotechnics and architecture areas.

Learning objectives (knowledge, skills and competences)
Objective 1 - Study of pathology and the processes that affect the durability of materials and components by using the necessary measurements and surveys.

Objective 2 - Integrating knowledge into the rehabilitation project with a multidisciplinary perspective.

Objective 3 - Execution of rehabilitation projects and evaluation of the performance in service of the built heritage.