Structural interventions on historical buildings, including emergency interventions, have their particularities when compared with those referring to other types of buildings. Their period of use, which greatly exceeds the regulated one of 50 years, makes them, unavoidably, subject to degradations and damage caused by multiple hazards. Lately, the study of multiple hazards and of building resilience makes these concepts receive approaches that are specific for historical buildings, as emergency interventions have to conform to the natural succession of their implementation and to the necessary correlations with the initial investigations, i.e. the qualitative and quantitative assessment (diagnosis) and the intervention proposals (therapy). These aspects are discussed in the present article.
Keywords: emergency interventions, hazard, diagnosis, therapy