A community’s history is often reflected onto its architecture which helps us bridge the gap between our past and present, allowing us to better understand our past and even further shape our cultural identities. The need to conserve our architectural heritage has been an increasingly agreed upon necessity and has grown exponentially.
The conservation of an architectural building or heritage site plays a vital role in defining the landmark as well as generating more traffic for the tourism industry. It also provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast-changing world for future generations.
The conservation of architectural heritages alleviates the economic pressure imposed upon surrounding property and business owners and the community as a whole by reusing existing and less materials. As a result, it provides opportunities for the use of the labor force and increases the property value of the conserved building or site itself and its neighboring infrastructures. It also reduces environmental pressures since conservation utilizes less than half of the energy used in the construction of new buildings whilst reducing construction waste.
In an ongoing attempt of furthering this discussion and encouraging more individuals to get involved, IEREK is organizing its 8th international conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH). The conference take place on board a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, Egypt in February of 2024.
This conference will provide planners, engineers, and environmentalists with a platform to discuss the challenges that can be faced during the process of conserving architectural heritages. It will also help provide the attendees with the chance to be a part of an important discussion, providing them with the opportunity of taking a step towards actively making a change for the better.
1. Identification of Architectural Heritage Conservation
1.1 History of Architectural Conservation
1.2 Utopian and Sacred Architecture
1.3 Nomad’s Architecture and Desert Communities
1.4 Governance, Partnerships, and Communities of Practice
1.5 Awareness of Heritage Rehabilitation Projects
2. The Important and Prominence of Architectural Heritage
2.1 Significance of Cultural Heritage and Socio-Economic Value
2.2 Value of Heritage Sites to Residents and Their Sense of Belonging
2.3 Tangible Archaeology and Its Architectural Sites
2.4 Intangible Cultural Heritage Assets
3. Management and Conservation of Architectural Heritage
3.1 Impact of Conservation of Architectural Heritage on the Environment Protection
3.2 Materials Used in the Protection of Heritage Sites
3.3 Challengers of Conserving Architectural Heritages
3.4 Passing Down Cultural Heritage and Identities to Future Generations
3.5 Best Practices in Assessment, Designating, and Managing World Heritage
4. Archeology Management and Restoration
4.1 Community Investment in Heritage Preservation
4.2 Restoration in the Construction Reduction
4.3 Tourism and Cultural Heritages
4.4 Governmental Strategies for Maintaining and Investing the Assets of the Past
5. Citizens’ Involvement and Their Roles in Conserving Their History
5.1 The Historical Significance of the Reconstruction and Conservation of Some Heritage Sites
5.2 Social Participation in the Protection Plan
5.3 The Effective Role of Women in the Conservation Ethics Group Process
5.4 Raising Awareness on the Importance of Preserving Architectural Heritages
6. Concepts, Methods, and Technology Used in the Conservation of Heritage Assets
6.1 New Materials, Innovative Methods, and Successful Creative Experiments
6.2 Innovative Technological Methods for Preserving and Mapping Ancient Monuments
6.3 The Usage of Rays, Ultrasounds, and New Techniques in the Conservation Process
6.4 Preservation of the Artwork and Interiors of Heritage Sites
7. Case Studies and Best Practice for the Long-term Preservation of Heritage Sites