On 12 May 2015 SECO organised its first technical seminar about Building Pathology!
The purpose of this seminar was to show how the evolution of the building techniques can lead to new types of pathologies or influences that affect the users. Through 5 presentations, the seminar has addressed several aspects of this issue linked to the buildings (energy and insulation, façade, construction details, influence on users) and has also presented a global analysis of the current evolution.
On this occasion, we had the chance to welcome five eminent speakers and specialists on the subject: Prof. ir. Peter Luscuere (Building Services - Architectural Engineering and Technology Department in TU Delft), Prof. Hugo Hens (Buildings Physics, Civil Works Department in KUL), Ms Godlive Bonfanti (Directrice observatoire et action européenne for Agence Qualité Construction), Jörg Wijnants (Technical advice department for BBRI), Olivier Vandooren (Directeur Information et Soutien aux Entreprises for BBRI) and Ing. Claude Pimpurniaux (Head Coordinator Envelopes and Façades, Structural Timber Engineer for SECO).
You want to learn more about building pathology? Read the presentations here!
Seminar 'Building Pathology' - 'Construction details' by Olivier Vandooren, Department Head CSTC - Article FR
Seminar 'Building Pathology' - 'Construction details' by Olivier Vandooren, Department Head CSTC - Article NL
Seminar 'Building pathology' - 'How Buildings Kill' by Peter Luscuere, Prof. ir. TU Delft
Seminar 'Building pathology' - 'Quality management' by Godlieve Bonfanti, Head of Obersvatory AQC
Seminar 'Building pathology' - 'Thermal insulation' by Hugo Hens, Prof. Em. KULeuven
Seminar 'Building pathology' - 'Curtain walling' by Claude Pimpurniaux, Head Facade Department SECO
We would like to thank all of you for your help and your interest and we hope to see you on our next technical seminar!