Conservation studies applied to built heritage
Peru is known for having a wide variety of archaeological sites, rich in history and architectural styles.
The most common historical building material on the Peruvian coast is adobe and quincha, whose development has meant an integral part of communities and their social activities. In addition, Peru is prone to seismic events of great magnitude, which translates into an imminent risk for heritage structures. In particular, adobe and quincha are susceptible to seismic events and their structures are considerably degraded by environmental agents. Furthermore, many of these structures have not been properly maintained. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the structural condition of historic buildings to establish, later, adequate measures for their preservation and conservation. Likewise, it is critical to apply and develop technologies for monitoring the condition of real estate. These structures have intrinsic sociocultural value and the safety of the communities that use them must be protected.