WIT Press


Techniques For Repair And Maintenance Of Structural Elements Of Historic Masonry Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950262

Volume

17

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

1,497 kb

Author(s)

M. Contaldo

Abstract

Techniques for repair and maintenance of structural elements of historic masonry buildings M. Contaldo Structures Department, Engineer ing Faculty, University of ABSTRACT In Italy the concept of "historic" building is to be understood in a wider sense than the term generally implies. Indeed, there is an extensive and complex wealth of buildings which includes both the more specialised properly monumental typology and the more common web of masonry buildings of historic centres or "major" and "minor" antiquities. Lately, attention directed not only from cultural circles, but also from administrative organs and the entrepreneurial world, towards the recovery of this extensive heritage has also led to reconsideration and careful reflection about repair and maintenance techniques. For some time there has been a more critical analysis about the suitability of an approach to the problem using "modem" techniques, designed "to reproduce the structural characteristics of new bu

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