The Vulnerability and Resilience of Historic Structures *** Vulnerabilitatea și reziliența structurilor istorice


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Recent examples of loss of historic structures exposed to individual, multiple, or repeated emergency situations, caused by natural or anthropogenic hazards, confirm that cultural heritage is often not sufficiently robust to sustain the loads and endure the impacts arising from such situations. Even though we are witnessing remarkable progress in the development of various measures preventing the loss of cultural heritage as a result of such hazards, there still is a lack of affordable, effective, and widely applicable approaches. Therefore, it would be useful to discuss fast and affordable temporary measures focusing on the prevention of non-repairable and fatal failures, taking into account the material and structural characteristics of historic structures and resilience requirements.

Keywords: emergency situations, vulnerability, resilience, maintenance, cultural heritage