Embedding Sustainability in Retrofit and Repair of Architectural Heritage

  • Corradi, M. (Keynote speaker)
  • Enea Mustafaraj (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The sustainability in remediation, retrofit and seismic upgrading of historic masonry structures is an important part of new sustainable construction methods. The largest part of existing building stock in many countries is made of stone and brick masonry.
These structures have been often constructed many years ago using old technologies, methods, and often do not comply with the modern design standards. For many years, the solution adopted by governments and international bodies was to demolish these old masonry structures, suggesting the construction of new buildings, highly increasing water & energy consumption and waste, land take from agriculture, and put at risk the natural environment, landscapes and the fauna.
In the last decade, the increased awareness of preservation of historic structures because of the values they possess, has turned to development of sustainable strategies for retrofit and seismic upgrade of these structures. In this paper some rehabilitation techniques for old masonry and timber buildings are described and discussed. The selected methods aim at improving the structural performance, preserving the structures for future generations, having the least impact in altering the architectural and heritage values, as well as being sustainable.
Period18 Oct 2021
Event titleF-EIR Conference on Environment Concerns and its Remediation
Event typeConference
LocationChandigarth, IndiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational