Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVI
Edited By: P. De Wilde, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
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WIT Transactions on The Built Environment
Originating from the 16th edition of the Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, this volume brings together latest contributions from scientists, architects, engineers and restoration experts dealing with different aspects of heritage buildings, including the preservation of architectural heritage.
The importance of retaining the built cultural heritage cannot be overemphasised. Rapid development and the inappropriate conservation techniques are threatening many built cultural heritage unique sites in different parts of the world.
This current volume covers a wide range of topics related to the historical aspects and the reuse of heritage buildings, as well as technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings, such as those constructed with materials as varied as iron and steel, concrete, masonry, wood or earth. Material characterisation techniques are also addressed, including non-destructive tests via computer simulation. Modern computer simulation can provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability.
The included papers focus on such topics as: Heritage and tourism; Heritage architecture and historical aspects; Management and assessment of heritage buildings; Modern (19th/20th century) heritage; Re-use of heritage buildings; Adaptability and accessibility; Social, cultural and economic aspects; Material characterization; Learning from the past; Industrial heritage; Heritage masonry structures.