DB-HERITAGE database is a free tool updated from the web-based DB-DURATI, which is intended for DB-HERITAGE project effectively managing the repository of samples and related materials data. DB-HERITAGE database classifies construction materials by type and function, addressing also the historical background related data. Efficiently and systematically organized materials and related information, properly collected and preserved, are valuable information for supporting research to prolong historic building materials life both by delaying deterioration and efficiently supporting their selection and use. This tool is expected to provide for a greater and more comprehensive access to historical materials data, which is usually inaccessible for the interested public, facilitating the dissemination of information.
DB-DURATI was designed, in the DURATINET project, for performance assessment and deterioration modelling of construction materials used on the built environment.