A short intensive course was carried out between 20-23/04/2014 in the Old City of Jerusalem. 13 participants (including engineers and workers in the field of heritage conservation) attended the course that was given by Ayman Herzalla. The course explored the concept of (Assessing Structural Behavior of Buildings; Introduction to Structural Conservation) and focused on the following topics:
Understanding the traditional materials and the traditional constructive methods and technologies used in old historic buildings.
The correct scientific methodology of architectural conservation.
This course is part of the efforts to establish an applied training institute for practitioners and professionals in the preservation of architectural heritage , and offer capacity building and applied training for engineers, architects, contractors and skilled labour involved in conservation.