What happens in Romania with historic buildings facing seismic design codes? Are there in Romania specific regulations for historic buildings? Or is the engineer who intervenes on historic buildings “directed” step by step towards the application of regulations designed for new constructions? The answer comes from a careful analysis of the evolution of seismic design norms, in particular as regards to their references to historic buildings.
Keywords: seismic design code, historic building, adaptation, improvement, Romania, Italy