Building at the beginning of the 20th century results from a “transitional” architectural knowledge, where the traditional culture (connected to Best Practice Codes) and the modern one (resulting from the Industrial Revolution), join together. From a constructional and technological point of view, a new building “type” is defined, mixed structure building, characterised by the combination and/or the substitution of traditional building elements with other ones made out of “new” materials and techniques. Experience shows that such buildings were subjected, during the years, to ageing due to a material and “technological” decay that was increased and not prevented at all. This study gives an overview of mixed structure buildings, as a result of a progressive transformation. Moreover, it highlights potential critical aspects and specific decay processes. The research defines material, technical, technological features of the “new” building type and it analyzes physical, technological, functional and normative decay. It classifies the material and technological decay processes and it localizes potential lacking points where decay can generate. The research aims at systematizing all the information about this heritage in order to define specific methodologies and guidelines for maintenance and renovation of performance quality.
|Titolo:||Technological features and decay processes of a “new” building type at the beginning of XX century|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Nome del convegno:||11DBMC International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|