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restoration between preservation, safety and reuse

Professional refresher course organized by the Federation of Tuscan Architects, Urban Planners, Landscape Architects and Heritage Preservers, and the Order of Architects of Siena in collaboration with the Permanent School of Living

Professional refresher course | 15 Professional Training Credits (CFP)
Teatro Signorelli, Cortona (AR)
17 / 18 October 2014

The course
The professional refresher course thoroughly dealt with a complex and interdisciplinary subject, i.e. the restoration and redevelopment of buildings through comprehensive reflection on the main issues dealt with by professionals in the field: preservation, safety and, in many cases, also proper reuse. Interest in these issues has increased in recent years also due to the economic crisis that has hit especially the building sector, which is undergoing extensive changes, as it is increasingly focussing on the redevelopment of existing buildings. Recent legislative measures are also focussing on the redevelopment of existing buildings by introducing important tax benefits for those who renovate buildings while paying great attention to seismic safety and energy efficiency.



08:20 a.m. Registration of participants
09:00 a.m. Welcome and presentation of the course by: Paola Gigli, the President of the Order of Architects of Arezzo; Alessandro Ceccherini, the President of the Order of Architects of Siena; Ilaria Marvelli, the Head of the FAI (Italian National Environmental Fund) Delegation of Arezzo; Ariberto Rovaglia, the President of the Association “Amici del Calcinaio” in Cortona
09:30 a.m. Restoration between preservation needs and functional redevelopment
Agostino Bureca, an architect and the Superintendent for Architectural, Landscape, Historical, Artistic, Ethnic and Anthropological Heritage of Arezzo
11:00 a.m. Why and how to redevelop?
Maria Carmela Frate, a freelance architect and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mastrodicasa Study Centre
01:00 p.m. Lunch
02:00 p.m. Reinforcement of masonry structures. Ancient Roman mortar: an aid still available.
Master Gilberto Quarneti from Archeometra, the Head of the School of Masonry Art Calchèra San Giorgio
04:00 p.m. Restoration and reuse, necessary layering.
Edoardo Milesi, an architect and the Director of the Permanent School of Living

09:00 a.m. Structural restoration between preservation and safety. Guidelines for seismic risk assessment. Case studies and problems.
Antonio Borri, an engineer and lecturer from the University of Perugia and the President of the Mastrodicasa Study Centre
11:00 a.m. Mechanical behaviour of historical masonry and seismic risk assessment. The collapse mechanisms method: improvement criteria and examples of restoration of buildings affected by earthquakes.
01:00 p.m. Lunch
02:00 p.m. Restoration today between operating standards and practices.
Nicola Valente, a freelance architect
03:30 p.m. Structural restoration issues and the objective of non-invasiveness.
Michele Paradiso, an architect and lecturer from the University of Florence
05:30 p.m. Conclusions and round table meeting moderated by architects Valente and Milesi