Non destructive surveys for the protection of cultural heritage: restoration in a post earthquake context


Non-destructive techniques are fundamental tools for a thorough knowledge of the construction aspects, structural conditions and pathologies of buildings. These tools become indispensable in the investigation of the Architectural Heritage subject to protection, guaranteeing the minimum invasiveness of the surveys in compliance with the architectural constraints. This paper presents the contribution that thermographer and thermofluometry have made in the knowledge and communication of the Former Hospital S. Salvatore in L’Aquila, Italy.

The building, following the damage suffered by the 2009 earthquake, has been the subject of numerous studies but the analyzes presented in this work represent an element of novelty and a fundamental step for the upcoming restoration interventions


Non-destructive techniques, architectural heritage, documentation, interpretation, communication

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