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Reliability and Economic Aspects of Restoring Interventions

Maurizio Nicolella and Alessio Pino
University of Naples Federico II – Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Naples, Italy

Abstract— In building restoration the last decades have been characterized by a more and more active research of technological solutions that – almost in every case with the support of chemistry – could allow to perform interventions even in the situations where it was more opportune to execute demolitions and reconstructions.

The lack of a cost-benefit analysis, caused by issues of cultural approach, and the lack of evaluations in terms of reliability of the interventions of restoration executed, due to a lack of management during the period between the restoration intervention and the next failure, are producing situations of performance deficit which are bound to produce consequences not only on the economic balance, but also on the safety of the existing building heritage. A theoretical dissertation is followed by some emblematic examples.
Index Terms— reliability, service life, cost, performance, multi-criteria

Cite: Maurizio Nicolella and Alessio Pino, "Reliability and Economic Aspects of Restoring Interventions," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 246-251, August 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.7.3.246-251