Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Historical Buildings: 7th: International Conference

Public appreciation of the benefits and values of our architectural heritage has advanced considerably over the past decades. The part played by old buildings in the historical identity of a region, town or nation is increasingly recognised and appreciated, while their effective preservation requires looking beyond borders and continents to benefit from experience gained by others. Featuring state-of-the-art research and recent case studies, this book contains papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Historical Buildings. The pre-eminent conference series on this topic, the STREMAH meetings provide an ideal forum for architects, curators, engineers, art historians, surveyors and archaeologists to exchange opinions and experiences, present the most up-to-date scientific and practical findings, and discuss problems and solutions.Over 65 papers from specialists working throughout the world are included and these cover: structural issues; seismic behaviour and vibrations; material problems; maintenance; prevention of structural damage; stabilization and reinforcement; experimental techniques; monitoring and testing; simulation and modelling; deterioration, protection and evaluation of materials; and historical and architectural aspects.