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Cennamo, C and Fiore, M D (2013) Best practice of structural retrofit: the SS. Rosario Church in Gesualdo, Italy. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(02), 215-35.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Best practice; Case studies; Churches; Earthquakes; Heritage; Italy; Natural disasters; Post disaster reconstruction; Retrofitting; Structural design; Structures
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1759-5908
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2010-0049
  • Abstract:
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show the importance of a total understanding of the manufacture, before approaching any structural intervention. Design/methodology/approach – The adopted methodology consists of a non-invasive kind of structural retrofit, in accordance with the history of the manufacture and, at the same time, giving effective respect to seismic solicitations. Findings – The results are very important for demonstration purposes, and they may be taken as examples in many similar problems. Research limitations/implications – The limitation of this research principally consists in the old datation of the study case, because it could be approached more easily with the help of modern concepts. Practical implications – Many applications can be carried out from the study case: first, the respectful approach to the cultural heritage, in the sense of knowledge and understanding of the “art rule” belonging to the ancient constructors. Social implications – The paper has implications for the safety and conservation of historical heritage. Originality/value – The originality consists in showing the almost unknown work of a master: he reasoned anticipating the technological progress.