Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites

Author: Emilio Bilotta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315887495
Format: PDF
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All the traces of historic heritage are a fundamental part of our environment and reward us in the form of cultural enrichment, with the ability to have a positive effect both on our lifestyle and economy. Therefore, the preservation of ancient monuments, historic towns and sites has increasingly drawn the attention of public opinion, governmental agencies as well as consultants and contractors. This interest must be however carefully controlled and directed, since the conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems of our age. Careless attempts at preservation can be detrimental not only to their iconic value (formal integrity), but even to their structural characteristics and the materials they are built with (material integrity). Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites collects one opening address, four special lectures and 82 contributions from all over the world, giving a unique sample of the geotechnical problems to be tackled, the solutions currently being proposed, and the strategies being carried out to preserve the overall integrity of monuments and historic sites. It is clearly apparent that differences exist around the world not only in terms of the characteristics of the monuments or sites to be preserved, but also in the approaches adopted to achieve this aim. Hence, no unique solution is available to the geotechnical engineer dealing with the delicate structures and sites that represent our cultural heritage, and knowledge of previous experiences may be a unique guide in any technical decision-making process.

Geotechnics and Heritage

Author: Emilio Bilotta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315884860
Format: PDF, Docs
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Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that guidelines or recommendations for intervention techniques and design approaches are difficult to set. The Technical Committee on the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (named TC19) was established by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in 1981, is supported by the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI), and renamed TC301 in 2010. Geotechnics and Heritage, collects relevant case histories on the role of geotechnical engineering in the preservation of monuments and historic sites, and is an addition to the Proceedings of the two International Symposia organized by the Committee in Napoli in 1994 and 2013. The contributions in the book prove the significant role geotechnical engineering plays in conservation of historic building and monuments.

Mechanics Models and Methods in Civil Engineering

Author: Michel Fremond
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642246389
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„Mechanics, Models and Methods in Civil Engineering” collects leading papers dealing with actual Civil Engineering problems. The approach is in the line of the Italian-French school and therefore deeply couples mechanics and mathematics creating new predictive theories, enhancing clarity in understanding, and improving effectiveness in applications. The authors of the contributions collected here belong to the Lagrange Laboratory, an European Research Network active since many years. This book will be of a major interest for the reader aware of modern Civil Engineering.

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Author: The Organizing Committee of the 16th ICSMGE
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614996563
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The 16th ICSMGE responds to the needs of the engineering and construction community, promoting dialog and exchange between academia and practice in various aspects of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. This is reflected in the central theme of the conference 'Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment'. The proceedings of the conference are of great interest for geo-engineers and researchers in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Volume 1 contains 5 plenary session lectures, the Terzaghi Oration, Heritage Lecture, and 3 papers presented in the major project session. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 contain papers with the following topics: Soil mechanics in general; Infrastructure and mobility; Environmental issues of geotechnical engineering; Enhancing natural disaster reduction systems; Professional practice and education. Volume 5 contains the report of practitioner/academic forum, 20 general reports, a summary of the sessions and workshops held during the conference.

Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 8

Author: Giorgio Lollino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319094084
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This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the preservation of cultural heritage. In 1972, the World Heritage Convention linked in a single framework the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural sites. Since then, engineering geology is enlarging its contributions to national and international projects on this topic and is extending its interests to key issues like: safeguarding of monuments and sites from geotechnical perspectives; advanced monitoring; investigations on cultural landscapes; development of geo-databases for cultural heritage classification; studies on the interactions between humankind, natural landscape evolution and cultural heritage; analysis of weathering and deterioration of rock properties of monuments; risk analysis of sites affected by natural hazards and many others. With the contributions in this book, engineering geologists, conservation scientists and further experts from other natural, social and economic sciences, as well as representatives of international organizations and national and local administrative authorities exchange their ideas and practices on culture heritage preservation by presenting both local case studies and multidisciplinary international projects. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are: Climate Change and Engineering Geology. Landslide Processes. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources. Marine and Coastal Processes. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Progetti d eccellenza per il restauro italiano

Author: Giovanni Calabresi
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849271433
Format: PDF, ePub
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Attraverso la partecipazione a tre edizioni di MADE Expo ( Milano Architettura Design Edilizia - Fiera di Rho) con l'organizzazione di convegni nel 2008, 2009 e 2010, l'ARCo ha voluto proporre ed offrire sul tavolo del confronto e del dibattito una divulgazione capillare del "buon restauro" e della conservazione del patrimonio storico, da sempre al centro dell'attenzione dell'Associazione. Il restauro di qualità è infatti un dovere deontologico ineludibile, che garantisce al nostro patrimonio monumentale quel valore aggiunto che lo caratterizza e lo rende prezioso. Studiosi, professionisti e operatori preposti alla tutela si confrontano presentando esperienze significative ed affrontando alcuni dei temi centrali nel dibattito attuale. Quale deve essere il corretto uso del patrimonio storico, come proteggerlo, quali tecniche e metodologie prediligere, quanto deve essere spinta la sua messa in sicurezza e secondo quali parametri? Quale è il ruolo del progetto nella gestione e nella promozione della tutela del patrimonio storico nazionale, il rapporto tra scoperta archeologica, lettura della città stratificata e relazione con la consistenza urbana dei grandi centri storici? Come ovviare alla marginalizzazione e all'abbandono dei piccoli borghi antichi sparsi nel territorio e come intervenire su di essi senza comprometterli e senza distruggerne le qualità e peculiarità che hanno dato origine all'interesse insediativo?

Conservation of Historic Buildings

Author: Bernard Feilden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136415297
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition revises and updates a classic book, including completely new sections on conservation of Modern Movement buildings and non-destructive investigation. The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into three complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; and the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information.