SWBSS 2021

SWBSS 2021 is the 5th edition of the conference series “Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures”, started in 2008. Previous editions were held in Copenhagen (2008), Limassol (2011), Brussel (2014) and Potsdam (2017). 

The SWBSS2021 conference will be held on 22 - 24 September 2021.

Currently, the conference is planned to take place in hybrid form. You are welcome to Delft; online participation is possible as well. Because of the 1,5 m distance rule, there is a limited number of places available. 

The same registration fees apply to online and in person participation. 

Please consider that national safety dispositions may still change before the conference, depending on COVID-19 developments; therefore, travelling and participation in person might still be subjected to restrictions.

The conference aims to bring together conservators, restorers, engineers, architects, academics, students and experienced researchers and to contribute thereby to the promotion of research and development within the field of salt weathering of porous materials.

The main topics of the conference are the following:

  • Environmental aspects related to salt sources
  • Transport phenomena and salt crystallisation
  • Measurement techniques
  • Desalination techniques
  • Conservation issues
  • Case studies