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Special Issue "Novel Approaches and Technologies for Conservation of Heritage Buildings"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021) | Viewed by 7495
Special Issue Editors
Interests: building stone and stone building: materials, quarrying, in opera analysis, conservation
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Special Issue Information
Heritage buildings are the tangible heredity of our culture, history, and roots, and now it is our charge to leave them to posterity.
The conservation of heritage buildings has strong constraints when devising remedial measures and intervention techniques because the “integrity” and “authenticity” of the building must be preserved and the “vulnerability” must be reduced. In particular, when considering the vulnerability of a heritage building, it is important to distinguish between the “intrinsic vulnerability” and the “induced vulnerability”.
For that, a proper conservation process requires the knowledge of the original construction materials (stone, earth, wood) and building techniques. This knowledge can be obtained by methods such as foundation assessment.
The common lack of design or documents regarding heritage buildings necessitates defining the masonry apparatus and structure through nondestructive investigation techniques (NDT) of indirect type (photogrammetry, laser scan, thermography, georadar, sonic/ultrasonic tomography, seismic survey) or weakly destructive direct inspections (DAC testing, endoscopies, de-scaling of plasters, small trenches).
This scientific, technical, and historical knowledge is fundamental in order to recover traditional and original craft knowledge and operative techniques; today, numerical informative contents in 2D and 3D (GIS, HBIM) are available for obtaining and handing down this knowledge.
Prof. Massimo Coli
Dr. Yoshi Iwasaki
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- heritage building
- building materials