Training for the seismic retrofitting of earthen buildings in Peru

Marcus, Benjamin, Cancino, Claudia, Menendez, Juan Carlos, Mellado, Juan Carlos, Lourenço, Paulo, Torrealva, Daniel, Greco, Federica and Aguilar, Rafael (2022) Training for the seismic retrofitting of earthen buildings in Peru. In: Terra Education III : Perspective pour le développement de l'enseignement sur les architectures en terre = Perspectives for the development of education in earthern architectures. CRAterre Éditions, pp. 56-61. ISBN 979-10-96446-41-4 [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Seismic Retrofitting Project (SRP) aims to combine traditional construction techniques and materials with high-tech methodologies for seismic strengthening of historic earthen buildings in Peru. The first phases of the project included identification and assessment of four prototype buildings, followed by laboratory testing, in-situ testing, and numerical analyses of the four sites, as well as the preparation of retrofitting designs and construction drawings. Retrofitting interventions have now been carried out at the 17th century Church of Kuñotambo, and construction drawings completed for the 18th century Cathedral of Ica. As part of the project, a series of technical training workshops on seismic interventions were held for over 80 specialized professionals of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. These workshops included a theoretical introduction to conservation and the project methodology, structural testing and modeling, and practical, hands-on exercises on masonry underpinning, buttresses, timber ring beams and roofing solutions for seismic reinforcement of adobe buildings. Three more workshops are planned on the conservation of wall paintings. This paper describes the organization of the workshops focusing on the theoretical and practical exercises carried out and the impact of the workshops on course participants.

Item Type: Book Section
Marcus, Benjamin
Cancino, Claudia
Menendez, Juan Carlos
Mellado, Juan Carlos
Lourenço, Paulo
Torrealva, Daniel
Greco, Federica
Aguilar, Rafael
Languages: English
Keywords: architectural education; training programmes; workshops; earth architecture; conservation of architecture; earthquake resistance; stabilization of structures; heritage conservation organizations; Peru
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 10. Education and training
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 01. Americas
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Church of Kuñotambo, Peru; Cathedral of Ica, Peru
ISBN: 979-10-96446-41-4
Depositing User: Claudia Cancino
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 15:06
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 15:06

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