CONSTRUCTION INHERITANCE. TRANSFER OF KNOW-HOW FROM OLDER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO YOUNG ONES
Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:“CONSTRUCTION INHERITANCE” European Project addresses the preservation of work processes, materials and traditional tools for building restoration, through compilation of key knowledge which will be the basis for the development of training contents and its subsequent e-learning products.
The partnership consists of six partners (Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes eV -BZB- (Germany), Ente per la Formazione e l'addestramento professionale nell'edilizia -Formedil Puglia- (Italy), Institut wallon de Formation en Alternance et des indépendants et Petites et Moyennes Entreprises -Ifapme- (Belgium), Comité de Concertation et de Coordination de l'Apprentissage du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics -CCCA-BTP- (France) and Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul -Cenfic- (Portugal)) led by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción –FLC- (Spain).
For many years, only major monuments were protected and restored. Today it is recognized that entire groups of buildings, even if they do not include any example of outstanding merit, may have an atmosphere that gives them the quality of works of art, welding different periods and styles into a harmonious whole. In so called “integrated conservation” such buildings should also be preserved.
Integrated conservation is achieved by the application of sensitive restoration techniques and the correct choice of appropriate functions. Thanks to many years of experience, senior workers in the construction sector have a precious knowledge about restoration and integrated conservation of old buildings and about methods and tools for artisanal work. However, with the impending retirement of those professionals, this knowledge risks of being lost for good.
To avoid that, project will take into account knowledge transfer relating to processes, materials and techniques applied in real refurbishment works, a European architectural heritage which will be the basis for the development of training contents and its subsequent e-learning products.
One of these products will be an application (APP) for mobile devices, which shall be used as a complement for the existent training in the national systems of VET, and which will help to improve trainees’ skills in restoration activities in EU countries.
The main objectives are:
•To compile all key knowledge considering traditional processes of building restoration and, this way, avoid the loss of valuable knowledge in the sector thus, guaranteeing preservation of Europe’s buildings.
•To develop and implement an online training course designed for an App that works in mobile devices, taking into account the processes, techniques and materials for old building restoration.
•To manage key knowledge acquisition, skills and competences for rehabilitation works in all Europe through a common learning system with referential tools and common accreditations.
•To provide young workers a quality training in rehabilitation techniques to ensure a correct restoration of traditional elements, to ensure a stable supply of workforce and to support the generational replacement and thus accomplish market demands and global challenges.
•To increase labour expectations of trainees through the improvement in competences and to make the construction sector much appealing, sustainable and competitive.
•To promote a sustainable, competitive and social responsibility construction sector.
Keywords: Restoration, Open Education Resources, Vocational Education and Training, APP.