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Recupero degli Edifici
Buildings Renovation
Elisa Di Giuseppe

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period II
Language ENG

Knowledge of construction elements and building technology, structural engineering and building physics.

Learning outcomes
The course enables students to deepen their knowledge of construction techniques in historical building and intervention methods on the historic built heritage. To this end, particular attention is paid to the knowledge of historic building materials and traditional building techniques and to develop tools and methodologies necessary to carry out all the preliminary investigations intervention of preservation and renovation of the historical heritage. The course provides the student also the necessary tools for the design of structural measures for the recovery and conservation of historical buildings in the light of the current instances of seismic improvement and architectural restoration.
In order to develop methodologies and operational instruments in the restoration of existing buildings, the design exercises of the course deal with the question of recovery of an existing building in masonry. These exercises will enable students to develop their knowledge and technical skills to design the restoration of historical buildings that meet the functional reasons, formal, technical and structural policies that govern the formation of the constituent characteristics of the restoration project.
The execution of design exercises in groups on the question of recovery of an existing masonry building will be for the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge and methods described in the lessons. The group exercises will lead to the drafting of a detailed design of a building block with load-bearing masonry structure. The project is represented graphically in a "book". The design process as part of the recovery of the housing is developed taking into account the conservation needs of the building or parts thereof, functional adaptation and improvement from a structural point of view. The acquisition of judgment skills is through discussion of advanced aspects of discipline during the written and oral exams.

Contents (lessons, 48 hours): Traditional construction technologies (bearing masonry, arches and vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, trusses, foundations). Historical building materials (stone, brick, mortar, wood, finishing materials). Tools and methodologies for the preliminary survey (critical survey, historic-architectural research, instrumental analysis). The process of damage (structural instability, seismic vulnerability, material pathologies). Methodologies and criteria for intervention on the existing building stock, for the renovation and preservation according to the criteria of the architectural restoration and seismic improvement. Hygrothermal retrofitting. Classroom exercises (24 hours): Renovation project of an existing masonry building, from the formal, functional, performance, structural points of view.

Development of the examination
The evaluation will focus on: a written examination on the contents of the course lectures; a set of project drawings made during the classroom exercises, opportunity for the student to apply the knowledge and methodologies described in the lessons and to develop their technical skills.

During the examinations, the student must demonstrate the ability to use, independently and fairly, knowledge, technical skills, working methods and instruments concerning the renovation of existing buildings. Furthermore the student must demonstrate sufficient autonomy and ability to judge, select, synthesize and clearly present ideas, concepts and solutions relating to the topic.

During the examinations, the level of knowledge of the topic is evaluated. The student's technical capacity to use in a relevant, correct and independent way, the typical methodologies and tools of building renovation projects is also assessed.

Top mark (thirty points with honors) is awarded to students who demonstrate, in both examinations, full mastery of the course contents and complete autonomy to use, in a relevant, correct and independent way, the typical methodologies and tools of building renovation projects. The lowest mark (eighteen points) is awarded to students who demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the course contents and sufficient ability to use typical methodologies and tools of building renovation projects.

Recommended reading
Caleca L., Architettura tecnica, Dario Flaccovio ed. 2000; Doglioni F., Codice di pratica, BUR Marche 29/09/2000; Vallucci S. et al., Costruzioni storiche in muratura, Wolters Kluwer 2014; further material on doodle.

  • Ingegneria Edile (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))

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