Between engineering and architecture in the conservation process of historical buildings

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Abstract

The relations between engineering and architecture, as two independent and separated fields, are considered to be complex and challenging, in practice and in the academy. The separation between engineering and architecture, as two different disciplines, and the distinction between the engineer and the architect, as different professions, is an outcome of a process that occurred in the last centuries. Indeed, this specialization process created a lot of benefits and advantages. But on the other hand it also generated some disadvantages. This issue becomes much more crucial especially when dealing with historical buildings. In this situation there is a great necessity for a better understanding of the relations between engineering and architecture in the conservation process, from a historical point of view. This paper focuses on the relations between the two fields along history and their connection to conservation of historical buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAnamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
EditorsKoen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge, Koen Van Balen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1035-1039
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138029514
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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