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Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII (Transactions on the Built Environment) (Wit Transactions on the Built Environment)-C. A. Brebbia, L. Binda

  • Title: Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII (Transactions on the Built Environment) (Wit Transactions on the Built Environment)
  • Author: C. A. Brebbia, L. Binda
  • Released: 2011-08-24
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  • Pages: 784
  • ISBN: 184564526X
  • ISBN13: 978-1845645267
  • ASIN: 184564526X

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This book contains edited versions of most of the papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance Heritage Architecture (STREMAH XII). The now-biennial series of Conferences organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology was first held in Florence in 1989 The location of the 2011 Conference in Tuscany with its rich heritage spanning the Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance periods among others, was very appropriate.

Modern society exerts considerable strain on our architectural heritage, partly due to the increase of population and the associated demands on the built environment, and partly because of the pernicious effects of pollution. The difficulties and costs of repairs and maintenance contribute to the neglect of important buildings in times of economic stress. It is important not only to find answers to technical questions, but also to develop solutions that can be implemented in practice where social and economic considerations may be paramount. The STREMAH conference fulfills the important function of bringing together experts from different disciplines and from all over the world to discuss problems of common interest and put forward solutions. Over the years the Conference has addressed interdisciplinary topics and evolved into a meeting that attracts a wider range of expertise. It has also produced many outstanding contributions.
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