WIT Press


World Heritage In Odd Shoes: Reconstruction Of The Central Building Of The Budapest University Of Technology And Economics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030711

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

678.71 kb

Author(s)

M. Armuth & Gy. Visnovitz

Abstract

World heritage in odd shoes: Reconstruction of the central building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics M. Amuth & Gy. Visnovitz Department of Strength of Materials and Structures, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. Abstract The Central Building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics is one of the largest works of eclectic architecture in Hungary, and it is a major component of the panoramic view of the Buda side, a part of the World Heritage. The imposing building of great length along the Danube was partly built on the embankment of the original riverbed. The foundations of some load-bearing walls suffered gradual settlement in the nearly one hundred years since construction. A considerable difference in settlement of foundations was produced, which endangered the serviceability and stability of the building. Construction work was to be done with minimum disturbance of the education. In 2001 and 2002 the 1" stage of foundation reinfor

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