Although masonry structures are no longer built, we need to understand their construction and structural behaviour. This program is intended for graduate and PhD students, or practitioners, involved into building conservation and restoration, architecture history, structural design, seismic assessment, management of cultural heritage, and history of construction.
The Summer School on Historic Masonry Structures is designed to bring together researchers and scholars from the different fields of structural masonry, construction history and restoration. It will be a place to share their experiences on the history, design rules construction methods and assessment tools of historic masonry structures, including vaults, domes and shells. Teaching will be in English, and it will include three main parts: course work, field-work and technical excursions.
The learning programme is based on a variety of didactic approaches including lectures, research presentations by teachers and students, field-work and field trips. Being scheduled to occupy fourteen days, course work will play the main role during the summer school, in both the theorical and the practical approaches. At the end of the programme the results of the field-work campaign will be presented by the students.