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Classification Of Masonry Structures Used In Domestic Architecture Of 17th-19th Centuries In Madrid

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010531

Volume

55

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

999 kb

Author(s)

E.G. Redondo & R. Aroca

Abstract

Classification of masonry structures used in domestic architecture of 17^-19^ centuries in Madrid E.G. Redondo & R. Aroca Department of Structures, Technical School of Architecture Madrid Polythecnic University, Spain Abstract Structural decay in masonry buildings from the 17* to 19* centuries is very common in Madrid mainly because of poor conservation in which normally a complex pathology where cracks of different kinds appear. Most of them have a structural origin and derive from the material. The existence of cracks does not mean necessarily that the building is in danger of collapse or, even, that an intervention is required. Not only structural interventions would be better made due to a better understanding of the problem, but also a lot of them could be avoided altogether with the consequent economy. Nowadays, awareness of the cultural heritage is growing in the society and conservation is encouraged over substitution. Although this is very positive in general, a rational and

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