WIT Press


The Use Of Steel In The Conservation Of Timber Structures ("Sustainable Technologies In Historical Essay Teachings")

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990531

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,076 kb

Author(s)

C. Bertolini Cestari, S. Cravero & S. Curtetti

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study historical technical literature in order to analyse the theoretical approaches and work techniques that reflect a building tradition where a central role is played by maintenance, which used to be programmed in the building design by facilitating regular inspections and repairs. The re- interpretation of historic craftsmanship rules and traditions concerning in particular the use of steel devices, attempts to offer alternative design solutions to the current repertoire of work techniques. The study concludes with the analysis of a significant case study. 1 Introduction "Among the reasons for the negative results in the restoration of wooden structures are: the ge

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