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2013 IASS Annual Symposium: Beyond the Limits of Man


IASS Symposium 2013

SESSION: Pier Luigi Nervi: Heritage, Design Approaches, Structures

Pier Luigi Nervi: His construction system for shell and spatial structures

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  • Proceedings Name: 2013 IASS Annual Symposium: Beyond the Limits of Man
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Pier Luigi Nervi: Heritage, Design Approaches, Structures
  • Pages: 7
  • Title: Pier Luigi Nervi: His construction system for shell and spatial structures
  • Author(s): PORETTI, Sergio; IORI, Tullia
  • Keywords: Nervi, ferrocement, structural prefabrication, construction system, autarchy, made in Italy
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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