WIT Press

Old Brickwork Chimneys: Structural Features And Restoration Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950362

Volume

17

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

2,057 kb

Author(s)

G. Riva & A.M. Zorgno

Abstract

The traditional masonry chimneys forming part of the first industrial installations in Italy, as of the second half of the nineteenth century, are replaced nowadays with constructions of engineering design and dimensions that benefit from tried and tested construction methods and satisfy specific standard requirements. A considerable number of older structures remain, however - mainly brickwork chimneys, some of which are surprisingly high (up to 70 m) and of remarkable architectural design - in certain areas of northern Italy that were among the first to be involved in industrial activities of various kinds. As part of several schemes to restore and qua

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