WIT Press


Deterioration Of Residential Buildings In The Ensanche Of Bilbao

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130251

Volume

131

Pages

12

Page Range

291 - 302

Published

2013

Size

709 kb

Author(s)

N. Zuazua-Guisasola & L. Etxepare

Abstract

Our study focuses on the decay of residential buildings located in the Ensanche of Bilbao (Spain). The staggered expansion of this residential area allowed the implementation of innovative building techniques prevailing at each stage. Therefore, it preserves the construction improvements developed within the first decades of the 20th century: the transition from the timber framework with load bearing walls to reinforced concrete structures. The analysis of the evolution of each dwelling, from its original construction up to its current conservation condition, will lead to the identification of the factors involved in the decay of these buildings. Keywords: decay, damage, residential buildings, Ensanche, Bilbao, timber framework, reinforced concrete.

Keywords

Keywords: decay, damage, residential buildings, Ensanche, Bilbao, timber framework, reinforced concrete.