Survey & Restoration Course

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The course (in English) provides the basics of theory and history of restoration; it provides architectural survey, decays detection and conservative intervention capabilities and informs on the legislative framework; it defines the design drawings needed for restoration.
Regarding Survey knowledge, the course deepens the knowledge of laser scanners and photogrammetry methodologies, for the construction of technical drawings for the drafting of restoration and heritage conservation projects.
Based on the skills gained during the course, the student will have to demonstrate, through laboratory exercises, the assimilation of theoretical notions by transforming them into operational practice.
The purpose of the course is to implement critical skills and operational tools to improve the care process towards the existing building. The nodal point of this path is the achievement of an adequate degree of awareness of the features that the intervention on the buildings presents: the operational contents and the main interdisciplinary connections, but also the issues related to its historical, cultural and contemporary growth resource significance.

  • Definitions and basic concepts.Foundations, objectives and application fields of the discipline.
  • The role of knowledge in the historical path of restoration discipline.
  • The restoration project as a project of knowledge. Current methodological developments for analysis and diagnosis.Standards and restoration c Procedures and bureaucratic iter;the European and international situation.
  • Relations with the specialized disciplines and the fields of study involved.
  • Collection, management and interpretation of Diagnosis data for the restoration project.
  • Drafts and representation for restoration.
  • Analysis and interpretation of the state of conservation: recognition of pathologies, identification of causes, evaluation of evolutionary processes of phenomena.
  • Analysis and interpretation of the structural instability: recognition of the forms of instability, identification of the causes, evaluation of the phenomena of evolutionary processes.
  • The restoration project.

At the end of the course the student must know:

  • Fundamentals of theory and history of restoration
  • Constructive features of historic building and typological solutions.Structural conception and constructive techniques in their historical development. The Italian legislative framework;
  • Diagnosis of the restoration. Instrumental Diagnostics
  • Survey for restoration and direct analysis of buildings.
  • Materials and structures: analysis, recognition, degradation, disruption, and diagnostics.
  • The restoration project as a process of conservation of materials, preservation of structures, reuse and functional rehabilitation.

At the end of the course the student must learn:

  • The management of 3D databases
  • Knowing adequately the main notions of theory and history of restoration.
  • Recognize and analyze the main constructive techniques.
  • Develop appropriate considerations between forms of decays and causes.
  • Interpret the structural behavior of a historic building.
  • Know and evaluate the new guidelines for the restoration and reuse of historic
  • Realize and adequately present a restoration project that evaluates the building as an unicum, enhancing its potential.

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Course material

Calendar of lessons of survey course a.a. 2018/2019

Themes developed in the Didactic Course

  • a.a. 2014/2015 – Capo d’Orlando municipal palace- Nocca Palace in Barbianello
  • a.a. 2015/2016 – Nocca Palace in Barbianello
  • a.a. 2016/2017 – Rocca S. Silvestro fortress – Monumental staircase of Central University
  • a.a. 2017/2018 – Porta Nuova monument in Verona’s military wall system
  • a.a. 2018/2019 – Churches and monumental sites along Upper Kama route (Russia)

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