WC 4: Conservation of Structures

The Working Commission is, in its field of activity, responsible for the active support of the objectives of the Association. It support in this respect all other committees of the Association.

Field of Activity

WC 4 promotes the technical discussion of topics related to: methodology for design and construction of durable structures; analysis of deterioration and pathologies in structures (causes, processes, types and consequences); accidental damages (fire, earthquake, scour and explosion); inspection and maintenance techniques (intervals, methodology); evaluation of service life (tests, monitoring, criteria); management systems (technical, economical and organisational aspects); rehabilitation, repair and strengthening (techniques and methodology); demolition, disposal and recycling of construction debris. The study of pathologies and rehabilitation techniques for historical monuments is also considered. 

To the Technical Committee

1 - 2 per year, contact Chair


NameCountryPositionTerm StartTerm End
Prof. Dr. Daia Zwicky, School of Engineering & Architecture FribourgSwitzerlandChair20132017
Mr. Jonathan McGormley, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc. Inc.United StatesVice Chair20132017
Prof. F. Michael Bartlett, University of Western OntarioCanadaMember20092017
Mr. Jose Campos E MatosPortugalMember20112019
Mr. Sander M. Den BlankenNetherlandsMember20112019
Mr. Norman Hallermann, Bauhaus-Univesität WeimarGermanyMember20152019
Mr. Xugang Hua, Hunan University ChinaMember20152019
Dr. Hongwei Huang, Tongji UniversityChinaMember20132017
Mr. Jakob KunzLiechtensteinMember20132017
Mr. Xinzheng Lu, Tsinghua UniversityChinaMember20132017
Mr. Padmakar Y. Manjure, Freyssinet Prestr. Concrete Co.IndiaMember20152019
Mr. Masato Matsumoto, Nexco-West USA, IncUnited StatesMember20112019
Mr. Chan Min ParkKorea, Republic OfMember20092017
Mr. Laurent Rus JenniSpainMember20132017
Dr. Soobong Shin, Inha UniversityKorea, Republic OfMember20132017
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonchai Stitmannaithum, Chulalongkorn UniversityThailandMember20092017
Mr. Rob VergoossenNetherlandsMember20112019
Mr. Leif Jean Vincentsen, Sund & Baelt Holding A/SDenmarkMember20112019