1st Edition

Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

    280 Pages 210 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex, for example: 3D digital construction and documentation programming, 3D imaging data (including laser scanning and photogrammetry), multispectral and thermographic imaging, geophysical data, etc. This book will present the latest nondestructive technologies used in the characterization, preservation, and structural health monitoring of historic buildings. It will include numerous case studies, as well as theoretical explanations about each of the methods and technologies used in each.

    Chapter 1 - Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Existent Constructions

    Luisa M. S. Gonçalves, Florindo Gaspar, Hugo Rodrigues

    Chapter 2 - Characterization of Building Stock and Its Pathologies: Case Study of the Historical City Centre of Leiria, Portugal

    Tiago Gomes, Florindo Gaspar, Hugo Rodrigues

    Chapter 3 - The Use of Multispectral Images and 3D-GIS Analysis for Monitoring the State of Conservation of Buildings: Case Study of the Historical City Centre of Leiria, Portugal

    Luisa M. S. Gonçalves, Ana P. Falcão, Tiago Cerejo, Andreia Almeida

    Chapter 4– Mechanical Characterization of Masonry Walls with Flat-Jack Tests

    Patrick Pinheiro, Paulo Fernandes, Pedro Santos, Hugo Rodrigues

    Chapter 5 - 3D Structural Analysis to Support the Design Facade Retention System

    Pedro Cardoso, João Veludo, Vitor Lopes

    Chapter 6 – 3D Structural Analysis to Support the Rehabilitation of Old Masonry Buildings

    Nelson Silva, João Veludo, Pedro Santos

    The main conclusions are presented, highlighting the difficulties linked to this type of analysis due to the lack of information about existing old buildings.

    Chapter 7 - Characterization and Rehabilitation of One of the Historical Buildings of the Polotsk Campus of the Polotsk State University

    Yahor Lazouski, Aliaksandr Paprauka, Dzmitry Lazouski, Aliaksandr Bakatovich

    Chapter 8 - Applications of GPR in the Study of Cultural Heritage: Examples of the Ability of the Method in Assessing Different Features

    Vega Pérez-Gracia, Sonia Santos-Assunçao, Oriel Caselles, Ramón Gonzalez-Drigo

    Chapter 9 - Survey and Characterization of the Founder's Chapel Pathologies of the Santa Maria da Vitoria Monastery, Batalha

    Flávio Vazão, Florindo Gaspar, Hugo Rodrigues

    Chapter 10 - Dynamic Measurements as Support to the Assessment of the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria, Batalha

    Micael Pedroso, Hugo Rodrigues, Humberto Varum, António Arêde

    Chapter 11 - Rehabilitation of Historical Masonry Buildings in Belarus: Case Studies of Peter the Great´s House in Polotsk and Lubcha Castle

    Aliaksandr Bakatovich, Nadezda Davydenko, Aliaksandr Ivanenko, Anton Finogenov, Yahor Lazouski

    Chapter 12 - Optical and Electromagnetic Sensing for the Inspection and Characterization of Ancient Masonry Arch Bridges

    Mercedes Solla, Belén Riveiro, Susana Lagüela, Iván Puente

    Chapter 13 - Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology and Cultural-Heritage Diagnostics: Activities Carried Out in COST Action TU1208

    Lara Pajewski , Mercedes Solla, Melda Küçükdemirci

    Chapter 14 - 3D Reconstruction of the Roman Site Aquis Querquennis by Means of TLS and GPR Methods

    Iván Puente, Javier Sanjurjo-Pinto, Mercedes Solla, Rafael Asorey-Cacheda

    Chapter 15 - Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Harbours: A Geoarchaeological GPR-Based Approach for Depicting the Spatial Characteristics of Human Structures and Natural Hazards in Ancient Falasarna Harbour

    Michael Styllas, Klisthenis Dimitriadis

    Chapter 16 – Ground-Penetrating Radar for Nondestructive Structural Imaging of Ancient Sculptures

    Klisthenis Dimitriadis, Georgianna Moraitou, Michael Styllas, Ioannis Panagakos, Ioannis Konstantakis, Sofia Avlonitou


    Dr. Luisa Maria da Silva Gonçalves is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and a researcher of INESC Coimbra. She is also a Visiting Professor at the ISEGI-New University of Lisbon, teaching Cartographic Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, an MSc in GIS, and a specialization in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Her main research interests are related with 3D GIS modelling, and application of multi-spectral image analysis to cultural heritage. She is the author of more than 50 scientific papers, published in international and national journals and proceedings of international and national conferences.

    Dr. Hugo Rodrigues is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, teaching several topics related to Structural Analysis, Building Pathology and Rehabilitation. His major research interests are building rehabilitation, structural health monitoring and seismic safety including experimental and numerical activities. He has co-authored more than 60 publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and contributed to more than 100 publications at national and international meetings.

    Dr. Florindo Gaspar is a Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, where he has taught subjects related to wood and masonry structures, materials and processes of construction, and building installations. He is currently a Researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRsp). He is the author of several scientific articles published in journals and national and international conferences. His research interests are related with monitoring, rehabilitation and conservation of wood and masonry structures.

    "This book provides interesting subjects on non-destructive assessment techniques. New methodologies are presented and very well discussed. The manuscript is clear and objective making the understanding a very simple task."
    — Francisco Carvalho de Arruda Coelho, Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú, Sobral, Brazil

    "The major strength of the book is the presentation of real field practical case studies throughout that explains the techniques utilized in each."
    —Jagat Kumar Shrestha, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal