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Instruments for Assessing Historical Built Environments in Emergency Contexts: Non-Destructive Techniques for Sustainable Recovery

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DICEAA, Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
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National Research Council-Institute for Construction Technologies (CNR-ITC), 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
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Buildings 2018, 8(2), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8020027
Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 3 February 2018 / Published: 7 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Built Heritage: Conservation vs. Emergencies)
This article looks at a knowledge-based approach to emergency situations caused by earthquakes or other natural disasters, and illustrates how a multidisciplinary approach enables the integration of technical requirements with those of a historical and cultural nature. The case study presented is the recovery of the ex-city hospital of L’Aquila, in Italy, which was hit by an earthquake in 2009. The integrated use of varying investigation methodologies allowed us to establish the effectiveness of a knowledge-based approach, and generated new ideas for the development of the structure and its strategic role within the city. View Full-Text
Keywords: architectural heritage; historic urban landscape; survey (UAV); documentation; interpretation architectural heritage; historic urban landscape; survey (UAV); documentation; interpretation
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De Berardinis, P.; Bartolomucci, C.; Capannolo, L.; De Vita, M.; Laurini, E.; Marchionni, C. Instruments for Assessing Historical Built Environments in Emergency Contexts: Non-Destructive Techniques for Sustainable Recovery. Buildings 2018, 8, 27.

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