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Buildings 2018, 8(3), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8030045

Assessment of Post-Earthquake Damage: St. Salvatore Church in Acquapagana, Central Italy

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DABC Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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DAStU Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Received: 4 December 2017 / Revised: 13 March 2018 / Accepted: 15 March 2018 / Published: 17 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Built Heritage: Conservation vs. Emergencies)

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This article proposes a multidisciplinary approach for the assessment of seismic damage from the perspective of conservation and prevention. A comparison of the state of damage has been carried out in a case study, St. Salvatore church in Acquapagana (MC), as an example of church, which underwent two important seismic events in the Central Italy area, the 1997 and the 2016 earthquakes. The comparison of the state of damage passes through the following stages: (a) the territorial seismic overview; (b) the historical description and material analysis; (c) the identification of macro-elements with activated damage mechanisms; (d) the comparison between the two seismic events both from a territorial- and building-scale perspective. This work puts together the archived and the on-site survey data with those elaborated starting from seismogenic information, available from the National Seismological Institute, and it provides a strategy also for other similar conditions. This work is to be considered a contribution to a wider study that could be carried out in the areas hit by the 2016 earthquake. It could also represent a way to collect documentation in the post-earthquake phase, improving the effectiveness of procedures currently applied to the first level of damage assessment. View Full-Text
Keywords: damaged churches; historical masonry churches; 1997 Umbria-Marche earthquake; 2016 Central Italy earthquake damaged churches; historical masonry churches; 1997 Umbria-Marche earthquake; 2016 Central Italy earthquake
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Sferrazza Papa, G.; Silva, B. Assessment of Post-Earthquake Damage: St. Salvatore Church in Acquapagana, Central Italy. Buildings 2018, 8, 45.

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