Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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The museum as an educational support in a Civil Engineering context
Alcinia Zita Sampaio

Last modified: 07-05-2018


A Museum, when inserted in a Technical University, is a privileged place for the preservation of the historical memory concerning the construction techniques evolution along ages. The construction industry have been evolved in teaching methods, in the use of specific equipment and applied technologies, and in the way of presenting and making drawing. The Museum presents a reminder of how the technology advanced to the current methodologies of work. The Museum of Civil Engineering of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) contains a significant collection of elements offered by teachers and entities which is in exhibition, in a proper room, inserted within the University space. Elements such as: a model of the Pombaline cage, illustrating the constructive technique anti-seismic applied after the earthquake of 1755 or the wooden models of roof framesare examples that are preserved and kept in adequate conditions, contributing to the dissemination of the technical heritage and to the memory and history of the Construction. In the context of the congress some elements used to support teaching and related with traditional building technologies are described in detail.

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