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|Title:||Buildings in the old town of Coimbra: knowledge and action to promote their rehabilitation|
|Author(s):||J. Mendes da Silva, (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal), Romeu Vicente, (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal), Ana Cristina N. Subtil, (Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra, Portugal)|
|Citation:||J. Mendes da Silva, Romeu Vicente, Ana Cristina N. Subtil, (2010) "Buildings in the old town of Coimbra: knowledge and action to promote their rehabilitation", Structural Survey, Vol. 28 Iss: 1, pp.28 - 45|
|Keywords:||Buildings, Earthquakes, Facades, Portugal, Risk assessment|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/02630801011040842 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the behaviour of the different types of façades used in the old town of Coimbra in Portugal when they are exposed to seismic activity.
Design/methodology/approach – Over 400 façades in the uptown, and 700 in the downtown of Coimbra were surveyed to determine their material and their current state of decay. Further investigations on two specific sites were undertaken to determine the effects of seismic activity on the façades.
Findings – The paper reports on the classification of the results from the different surveys into a web-based database. In order to achieve this classification a geographic information system (GIS) tool was used to locate the different sites under investigation.
Originality/value – This paper combines the results of an investigation into the inspection of façades in Coimbra, Portugal, with a GIS tool and database to document the results of the different surveys for seismic activity.
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