Traditional Architecture and seismic security. Earthquake in the Madonie inner mountain area of Sicily: damages and constructiontechniques

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Between the years 1818 and 1819 a lot of Sicilian centres concentrated in the mountainous Madoniearea were damaged several times by earthquakes that caused widespread collapses to themonumental and basic architectures. We would investigate the damages and also the reconstructioninterventions, particularly referring to building typologies and to that construction techniques adoptedin this area.The verification and monitoring of the conditions of buildings, associated to the consequentconsolidations and repairs are effectively documented by the writers of essays and reports coeval tothe earthquake and above all by archival documents. We would identify the traditional buildingtechniques in the Madonie area, underlying their originality and diffusion in the analyzed centres; witha particular attention to the anti-seismic reconstruction solutions adopted following the earthquake,often based on the art-rules. The study intends to provide a knowledge of construction characters ofthis homogeneous geographical area, which may provide the municipalities and the technicians ofparameters and guidelines for the necessary restoration works, as well as safety measures for themitigation of seismic vulnerability of building heritage.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017


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