The historic load-bearing structures can often be considered exceptional. All through its history, humanity has had the opportunity to build high-performance units, sub-units or elements. After identifying the terminology concerning the historic load-bearing structures, the characteristics of certain exceptional load-bearing structures are approached as prerequisites imposing an exceptional response. Certain exceptional interventions are also approached, referring equally to the mechanical behaviour, to ensuring resistance and stability, as well as to the protection of heritage values.
Keywords: exceptional load-bearing structures, exceptional interventions