NCREP - Consultancy and Rehabilitation of Built Heritage, Lda., is an office that provides consultancy, monitoring and design services in the field of rehabilitation. This office was born from the knowledge and experience gathered for more than 10 years by its founders in the field of rehabilitation and strengthening of existing structures. This experience culminated in the production of hundreds of scientific works, technical reports and on the participation on several project and technical collaboration protocols with public and private institutions.

As part of its action, the NCREP’s targets are the traditional constructive typologies in concrete, steel, masonry and timber. In its approach to rehabilitation, NCREP follows an integrated methodology, focusing on detailed knowledge of the constructions, as result of inspection and diagnosis and performance analysis through safety assessment tools. This process is developed according to the latest international recommendations, thus minimizing the impact on the buildings, in a compromise between functionality, safety and safeguard of the built heritage, materialized in a rehabilitation project.

This integrated methodology can involve laboratorial and on-site tests, numerical simulations and monitoring before, during and after the implementation of the intervention solutions. Some of these tools are used in straight collaboration with the Laboratory of Earthquake and Structural Engineering (LESE) of FEUP and the Laboratories of the Cilvil Engineering Department of ISEP. Under this collaboration, NCREP also maintains Research and Development activities of processes and technology applied to rehabilitation interventions.

Finally, within their extended activities, NCREP aims promoting, in partnership with other institutions, courses, workshops, seminars in the field of rehabilitation of existing constructions.

“(…) the conservation of built heritage is implemented by the project of restoration, including the strategy to conserve in the long term. This `restoration project should be based on a range of appropriate technical options and prepared in a cognitive process of gathering knowledge and understanding of the building or site. This may include traditional and subsequent new materials, structural investigations, graphical and dimensional analysis and the identification of historical, artistic and socio-cultural significance (…)”

The Charter of Krakow 2000

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