Special Issue "What’s Sustainability for Restoration?"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 486
Interests: vernacular architecture; building stone materials; ancient mortars
Interests: building; architecture
Interests: building; architecture
Interests: assessment, strengthening and repair of structures; structural health monitoring; structural testing and modeling; earthquake engineering; earth construction rehabilitation and seismic strengthening
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In the wider building industry, the concept of sustainability is related to adding value to the subject being investigated. Even in the field of restauration, sustainability is often identified as strictly related to the “green” sector or to ecology, but this causes a limitation of its intrinsic value and of the width of its meaning (ethical, environmental, social and economic).
The aim of this Special Issue is to define and share the meaning of sustainability, proposing a practical in-depth analysis, in which technology, even when inspired to tradition, can contribute to the conservation of the built environment in compliance with the concept of sustainability. The contributions need to guarantee a holistic vision of the historical architecture conservation, while focusing on some main themes:
- HBIM systems for the management of the built environment in the exploratory, planning and managing phases of the restauration site, showing ethical, economic and environmental sustainability;
- Solutions aimed at guaranteeing the energetic efficiency through the use of traditional materials redesigned in a modern way, innovative verification systems, possibly with HBIM system in-depths and showing the economic and environmental sustainability of the illustrated system;
- Vernacular architecture as a driving force for the conservation of the tangible and intangible tradition
of building, as well as social sustainability;
- Solutions aimed at guaranteeing the seismic improvement through the use of traditional material redesigned in a modern way, innovative verification systems, possibly with HBIM system in-depths and showing the economic and environmental sustainability of the illustrated system.
Dr. Fabio Fratini
Dr. Barbara Scala
Dr. Lucia Aliverti
Prof. Dr. Humberto Varum
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- cultural heritage
- built environment