The construction sector has great potential for economic activity and job creation in the rehabilitation of the built stock and the restoration of built heritage. Multiple reasons reinforce this trend: aged European housing stock; improvements in energy efficiency; social demands on accessibility and comfort; patrimonial and identity value of the built fabrics and monuments; reinforcement of circular economy, impact of rehabilitation on the quality of life of people and social cohesion, among others.
All this, has led the European and world political leaders to establish agreements and to promote measures to encourage the rehabilitation activity from different perspectives and objectives. Despite of this, most European universities consider rehabilitation as a marginal discipline and do not train the expert professionals required by the sector.
Building rehabilitation expert profile.
Specialized online library for accessing technological innovation and innovative interventions.
Collaboration agreements between universities and the rehabilitation sector to use the results.