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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Historical Structures

Forensic investigation upon the local collapse of an empire style building

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Historical Structures
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Forensic investigation upon the local collapse of an empire style building
  • Author(s): Andreea-Terezia Mircea, Cornel Muntea, Ludovic Kopenetz
  • Keywords: historic building, empire style, masonry vault, local collapse, forensic investigation
Abstract
In July 2015, suddenly a part of the first floor external deck, the masonry vault and a ground floor masonry wall of an historic building collapsed. The building is situated on the southern part of Cluj medieval fortification, and at the basement of the south fronton it is still preserved an ogival vault made of medieval stones. The architecture of the building belongs to the empire style with decorations, it covers a built area of more then 2600 m2, and is developed on partial basement, ground floor and one storey. The technical inspection revealed degradation of the finishing, as well as of the bearing structure. The paper presents the progress and results of the investigation upon the local collapse, which emphasize a chain of causes in a biographical approach.

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