Graduate School

Advanced topics in building techniques

This course is part of the programme:
Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage (ETCAEH) (Third Level)

Objectives and competences

The course will provide the advanced knowledge for the evaluation of the building’s consistency and quality of construction focusing also on the artifacts’ transformation potentials from the conservation perspective.

The laboratory activities will provide basic knowledge (from the experimental point of view) on the procedures, tools and methodologies for the determination of compatibility between new and traditional building materials and techniques.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the theory of structures, main material degradation phenomena of historic and modern buildings.

Basic knowledge of history of architecture with a focus on evolution and transformations in architecture related to the advancements in technology.

Skills in graphic design for the representation of architecture.

Content (Syllabus outline)

1 . Key research topics

- repair and strengthening techniques;

- conservation technologies for modern (20th century) built heritage;

- seismic vulnerability assessment and protection of built heritage;

- compatible strengthening solutions, use of composites;

- advanced numerical techniques for masonry structures;

2. Experimentation and research in situ and in laboratory

- structural mechanisms and building control systems

- basic measurement instruments and control devices

- assessment of mechanical behaviours of building materials

- analysis of structural behaviour during short and long-term stress

Intended learning outcomes

The final outcome of the course is the acquisition of advanced scientific background for the development of the building techniques in the field of conservation and restoration of built heritage.

Readings

AA.VV., Curare il moderno. I modi della tecnologia, Atti del 1° Convegno Nazionale DO.CO.MO.MO. Sezione Piemonte, Venezia 2002

AA.VV., Architettura moderna in Italia. Documentazione e conservazione, Atti del 1° Convegno

Nazionale DO.CO.MO.MO. Italia, Roma 1999

Boriani M. (a cura di), La sfida del moderno. L’architettura del XX secolo tra conservazione e innovazione, Unicopli, Milano 2003

Boscato G., Dynamic behaviour of GFRP pultruded elements, ed. By Založba Univerze v Novi Gorici, SBN 978-961-6311-68-7, 2010

Brogiolo G.P., Faccio P., Stratigrafia e prevenzione. Archeologia dell’architettura, vol.XV/2010, p. 55-63, 2011, ISSN: 1126-6236

Bruschi G., Faccio P., Pratali Maffei S., Scaramuzza P., Il calcestruzzo nelle Architetture di Carlo Scarpa. Forme, alterazioni, interventi., vol. 1, p. 1-263, BOLOGNA:Editrice Compositori, 2005. ISBN: 8877944315

Bruschi G., Faccio P., Scaramuzza P., Vanin A., Brevetti per edifici asismici: tra teoria e pratica. In: Valtieri S. A cura di. 28 dicembre 1908. La Grande Ricostruzione dopo il terremoto del 1908 nell’area dello Stretto. p. 1044-1067, ROMA:CLEAR, 2008, ISBN: 9788838501050

Campanini G., Faccio P., Fain E., Bruschi G., Saramuzza P., Il restauro del contemporaneo. Esperienze e prospettive. p. 1-160, Bologna:Editrice Compositori, 2012, ISBN:9788877947932

Crippa M.A., Per il restauro del moderno. Qualche riflessione sul riconoscimento e il progetto di

restauro di architetture del Novecento, in “Territorio, n°23, 2003

Crippa M. A., Il restauro del grattacielo Pirelli, Milano 2007

Faccio P., Conoscenza e prevenzione, In: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Segretariato Generale (a cura di Laura Moro e Antonella Neri). Linee Guida per la valutazione e riduzione del rischio sismico del patrimonio culturale – allineamento alle nuove norme tecniche per le costruzioni. p. 192-200, ROMA:Gangemi, 2010, ISBN: 9788849220292

Faccio P., Alcune considerazioni sul comportamento strutturale del Tempietto di Villa Barbaro a Maser. In: Piana Mario, Soragni Ugo . PALLADIO. MATERIALI TECNICHE RESTAURI IN ONORE DI RENATO CEVESE. Venezia: Marsilio, 2011, ISBN: 97888317107561)

Jester Thomas C., Twentieth-century Building materials, History and Conservation, Getty pubblications, 2014

Macdonald, S., Ostergren G., Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography, 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute, 2013; http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/twentieth_centruy_built_heritage

Salvatore Russo, Giosuè Boscato, Lorenzo Massaria, Nondestructive test for structural restoration. The cases of Devil’s and S. Donato’s masonry bridges in Venice, 6th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in The Mediterranean Basin, Lisbon, April 7-10, 2004.

Giosuè Boscato, Salvatore Russo, Francesca Sciarretta, Il Molino Stucky: Affidabilità delle Strutture Murarie Danneggiate e Meccanica del Crollo, Convegno Nazionale, CRASC’06 Crolli e Affidabilità delle Strutture Civili, Messina, 20-22 Aprile 2006

Giosuè Boscato, Salvatore Russo, Francesca Sciarretta, Filippo Bastianini, Natural frequencies of pultruded profiles with different cross section, ACIC 07 – Advanced Composites in Construction, 2nd – 4th April 2007, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

Assessment

Based on evaluation test and public presentation of the research work. 50/50

Lecturer's references

Paolo Faccio is associate professor at the University IUAV of Venice, where he teaches “Architectural Restoration” and “Theory and techniques of historical buildings” at the undergraduate degree and graduate level. He holds agreements with the “Directorate General for landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art” of Italian Ministry of Culture for the experimentations in the field of “Seismic risk of cultural heritage with reference to building technical standards “ (DPCM 12.10.2007) being one of the guideline extensors.

Reserach interests: survey and analysis of the damage, assessment of the seismic vulnerability of historic buildings, interpretation of structural behavior; experimental analysis and conservation techniques of modern built heritage ;

Dr. Salvatore Russo is associate Professor of Structural Civil Engineering at the IUAV University of Venice

Teaching activity: courses of Structural Design, Testing and Control of Buildings, Mechanics in Civil Engineering

Director of the Laboratory of Strength of Materials (LabSCo) at the IUAV University of Venice

Scientific Coordinator of the Research Unit “Assessment of Monumental Buildings” at the IUAV University of Venice

Responsible of Agreements on the structural monitoring of historic buildings:

“ Palazzo Ducale, Venice

“ Rialto Bridge, Venice

“ Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, L’Aquila, Italy

“ Church of Santa Maria Paganica, L’Aquila, Italy

“ Church of San Pietro di Coppito, L’Aquila, Italy

Former Member of the CNR (National Research Council) National Team for Technical Recommendations for the employment of thin pultruded FRP profiles in building structure

University course code: 8AR059

Year of study: 1

Semester: 1-2

Course principal:

Lecturer:

ECTS: 3

Workload:

  • Lectures: 12 hours
  • Seminar: 8 hours
  • Individual work: 70 hours

Course type: specific elective

Languages: english

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • on site lectures • case study illustrations • internships and experiences in laboratories and companies manufacturing the restoration materials for the restoration of built heritage • problem solving • tutorised work