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Several researches show the environmental and microclimatic benefits of the integration of vegetation in architecture, however the potentialities of vertical and horizontal greening systems to retrofit buildings are still not much investigated. The retrofitting project of the Barsanti [...]

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This study examines, through experiments, two reinforced concrete girders obtained from a residential building constructed in 1961. The average concrete strength obtained from the material tests was approximately consistent with the specified strength. Honeycombs were observed [...]

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This paper presents and discusses the recent developments related to seismic performance and assessment of buried pipelines. The experience from the performance of pipelines during last earthquakes provided invaluable information and lead to new developments in the analysis and technologies. [...]

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This Requirements Verification Report (RVR) for Project W-314 ''AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System'' package provides documented verification of design compliance to all the applicable Project Development Specification (PDS) requirements. Additional PDS requirements verification [...]

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The San Benedetto church complex is an iconic architectural heritage asset of Ferrara, an attractive small city in the North of Italy. This paper investigates two separate parts from the complex, respectively the church, and the bell tower. The construction of the church dates back [...]

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This paper reports the experimental campaign for static tests performed on unreinforced (URE) and mesh retrofitted (RRE) full scale rammed earth building. Amongst varying building patterns of traditional rammed earth houses found in Bhutan, a two-storied building with a full solid [...]

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Stone masonry is recognized as one of the most used vernacular construction techniques around the world. Although centuries of proven resilience and high adaptability to context, stone masonry has been progressively replaced in construction industry in the last decades, namely in [...]