Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

A Thematic Area called “Geotechnics and Foundation Analyses” is an important stage of a large, interdisciplinary research activity, carried out on the subsoil of a historical site, in a seismic area, in Italy: the old town of Potenza, capital of the Basilicata Region. Within the said Thematic Area, the design and the construction of a “Foundation Map of a Historical Town” have been performed. The present paper summarizes the basic methodology, the most interesting procedures and the different stages developed for constructing the said map. Described is also the very exceptional effort, made by the Research-team. Foundation and geotechnical parameters of each building of the historical town have been searched, collected and studied, one by one. A parallel search has been developed to analyze the restoration activities implemented after the 1980 earthquake. More than 1.200 structure restoration projects, designed by engineers in eight years [1982 – 1990], have been examined. Nearly 250 buildings have been selected. All data collected and analyzed have been further processed to be merged into a designed “Foundation Matrix”, very useful for correlating together, for each single building, the original foundation with the foundation project designed for restoration.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Foundation Chart for Historical Town Restoring

New York, New York

A Thematic Area called “Geotechnics and Foundation Analyses” is an important stage of a large, interdisciplinary research activity, carried out on the subsoil of a historical site, in a seismic area, in Italy: the old town of Potenza, capital of the Basilicata Region. Within the said Thematic Area, the design and the construction of a “Foundation Map of a Historical Town” have been performed. The present paper summarizes the basic methodology, the most interesting procedures and the different stages developed for constructing the said map. Described is also the very exceptional effort, made by the Research-team. Foundation and geotechnical parameters of each building of the historical town have been searched, collected and studied, one by one. A parallel search has been developed to analyze the restoration activities implemented after the 1980 earthquake. More than 1.200 structure restoration projects, designed by engineers in eight years [1982 – 1990], have been examined. Nearly 250 buildings have been selected. All data collected and analyzed have been further processed to be merged into a designed “Foundation Matrix”, very useful for correlating together, for each single building, the original foundation with the foundation project designed for restoration.