WIT Press


Preservation Planning As A Tool For A Sustainable Historic City

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,103 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000341

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Moropoulou, M. Koui, N.P. Avdelidis & Ch. Kourteli

Abstract

Preservation planning as a tool for a sustainable historic city A. Moropoulou, M. Koui, N.P. Avdelidis & Ch. Kourteli Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Abstract In order to plan the preservation of historic complexes, in situ monitoring and control techniques of Environmental Impact Assessment have to be employed and spatial management of information has to be performed. In the present work a pilot application is demonstrated on the historic complex of the Medieval City of Rhodes suffering from the percolation of soluble salt solutions and the crystallization of salts within the porous historic masonries. The results of Non Destructive Methods, and more specifically Infrared Thermography, for the assessment of the humidity distribution within the masonries and the degradation of the stone texture, are supported by the examination of the microstructural characteristics of the stone and the water percolation within the masonry, regardi

Keywords