In all plans for restoring historic buildings, the work requires thorough knowledge of fundamental structures, as well as characterisation and analysis of the component materials. For brickwork, an action plan needs to be prepared for establishing different tests for characterising the composition and physical and mechanical properties, as well as a detailed description of alterations and damage that might affect its behaviour in the future. These details are also essential for establishing criteria for fulfilling restoration plans. The Cinco Llagas Hospital building (Seville, 1598), which is currently the seat of Parliament of Andalucia, is presented by way of example. 4 refs.
Primary author(s): Barrios A, Barrios J, Polo J, Rodriguez C, Padura C,
Seville,Higher Technical School of Architecture,
Source: 12th IB2MaC. Twelfth Int.Brick/Block Masonry Conf. Proc.
Madrid,25-28 June 2000,p.203-214