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Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177


Pier Luigi Nervi: His Construction System for Shell and Spatial Structures

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177
  • Pages: 117-126
  • Title: Pier Luigi Nervi: His Construction System for Shell and Spatial Structures
  • Author(s): T. Iori and S. Poretti
  • Keywords: Nervi, ferrocement, structural prefabrication, construction system, autarchy
Abstract
Pier Luigi Nervi invented the so-called "Nervi System": an entirely new way of building large structures that the engineer developed over his lengthy, uninterrupted experiments with statics and construction. With the intention of minimising cost and time, the System was based on authentic inventions, such as structural prefabrication, ferrocement special pieces and a series of original technical solutions. The paper presents this system of construction, explaining its application in some major works by Nervi and presenting two recent restorations conducted by the authors.

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