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2020/2021

History of Construction and Conservation

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132HCC ZK 5 3P+7C English
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Department of Mechanics
Synopsis:

Introduction to modern conservation criteria. General concepts. Structural conservation and restoration.

Construction techniques and structural components: masonry and earth.

Construction techniques and structural components: timber and mixed systems.

Construction techniques and structural components: metals. The use of metals in historical construction.

Introduction to 20th century heritage structures. Structural concrete across 20th century.

Overall structural arrangements in history.

Ancient rules and classical approaches.

Limit analysis: the static and the kinematic approach.

Damage and collapsing mechanisms in historical structures: gravity and soil settlements; construction defects.

Damage and collapsing mechanisms in historical structures: environmental and anthropogenic actions.

History of conservation. The Athens Charter and the Venice Charter. Modern structural restoration practice.

The application of conservation criteria in practice. Diagnosis, safety evaluation and design of intervention.

Examples. Discussion of analysis and restoration of real heritage structures.

Requirements:

No prerequisites.

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Study Objective:

Students should develop knowledge in the field of historical construction methods and conservation methods. They should gain ability to practically apply their knowledge.

Study materials:

Online materials provided by lecturers.

ICOMOS: Recommendations for the analysis, conservation and structural restoration of architectural heritage. International Scientific Committee for Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, 2001.

Croci, G.:The conservation and structural restoration of architectural heritage. Southampton, Computational Mechanics Publications, 1998.

Giuffre, A.: Safety and conservation of historical centers (in Italian). Bari, Editori Laterza, 1993

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