Transfer of knowledge for saving human lives living tradition: Use of traditional horizontal timber belts as anti-seismic elements

Sumanov, Lazar (2003) Transfer of knowledge for saving human lives living tradition: Use of traditional horizontal timber belts as anti-seismic elements. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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From the beginning of human history one of the most important goals was to safeguard human lives by using, at first, natural and then built artificial shelters. Throughout the millennia those shelters have been erected using natural and artificial building materials. Methods and procedures have been permanently improved. Such structures, of various kinds, have been tested constantly by man-made or natural disasters. Only the best building examples survive the test of time and disasters. Know-how regarding these examples has been transferred from the past until today, and we still have, in the Republic of Macedonia, which is a very earthquakeprone area, the production of very simple and useful structures using the very same traditional natural and artificial local materials applying ancient methods to build a home/shelter/space for living and for the production of various goods. This is in effect a living tradition that has the intention of continuing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Sumanov, LazarUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: structures of buildings; traditional structures; earthquake resistance; anti-seismic elements; wooden structures
Subjects: F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 46. Seismic surveys
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 52. Structural surveys
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 06. Structures of buildings
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 13:34
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/502

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