Renovation, Pathologies and Structural Reinforcement

The analysis of pre-existing structures requires particular tools and methodology, different from those necessary in the “new plant work”.

It is intended to provide the student with a series of tools and methods that allow facing the following situations regarding existing structures:

1) Pathological diagnosis: from the structural lesions and a tasting plan, determine the causes that cause them, as a first step to understand the necessary actions. Qualitative and quantitative analysis.

2) Rehabilitation systems: once a diagnosis is available, the rehabilitation systems are proposed (restoration of functional capacity).

3) Reinforcement of structures: how to increase the benefits of a healthy structure, whether due to a need to increase its capacity by carrying (change of use or tracing) or adaptation to the regulatory framework.

The acquisition of skills by the student will be based on the “case method”, that is, based on the explanation of real cases, putting each specific case in context first and developing it until reaching the final solution.

At the end of the course the student must be able to differentiate the structural typologies of reinforcement and repair of an injury; understand the requirements of a structural rehabilitation or reinforcement project; understand the impact of the structure consolidation project on the architectural project; look for the cause of a structural injury and dimension the necessary reinforcement; understand the concept of each intervention as the basis of numerical checks; numerically check the main structural elements of an existing structure; write documents with appropriate vocabulary and technical precision.

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