The sixth edition of International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS’22) will be held from 7th to 9th September in Prague, Czechia.

The first SHATIS conference was organized in 2011 in Lisboa. Since then the sessions succeeded in bringing together many researchers, practitioners and professionals involved in the field of timber structures, both modern and historical, so that they can exchange experiences and discuss. The forum has become popular, and now enables the dissemination of innovative methods for monitoring, diagnosis or repair of timber structures.

The typical two-year period was prolonged due to the global pandemic situation surrounding Covid-19. With the current event we are hoping to restart not only the personal meetings, but also to refresh the topics following the progress in related areas.


Structural health assessment of timber structures associates various procedures in order to evaluate the safety and serviceability of structures. Also, it helps to assure or extend the predicted service life of structures. Service life sustainability can be promoted by the incorporation of monitoring systems or by providing tools and methods that deliver accurate reports about the structural condition.

Conservation and assessment of timber structures is based on a multidisciplinary approach. The conference topics cover the wide spectrum, from wood properties, through performance of joints and timber design, to modern monitoring and digital technologies. As the topics include both existing and historical timber structures, the need for reliable non destructive testing methods is part of the approach as well.




Prague is the capital of Czechia. The city has been developing to its current state for more than eleven centuries. There are many historical buildings and constructions that survived the turbulent period of the 20th century in an undamaged state. Since 1992, the extensive city centre has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The view from Old Town Bridge Tower