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|title: ||Buildings in the old town of Coimbra: knowledge and action to promote their rehabilitation|
|authors: ||Mendes da Silva, J.|
Vicente, Romeu da Silva
Subtil, Ana Cristina N.
|issue date: ||2009|
|abstract: ||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the behaviour of the different types of fac¸ades
used in the old town of Coimbra in Portugal when they are exposed to seismic activity.
Design/methodology/approach – Over 400 fac¸ades in the uptown, and 700 in the downtown of
Coimbra were surveyed to determine their material and their current state of decay. Further
investigations on two specific sites were undertaken to determine the effects of seismic activity on the
Findings – The paper reports on the classification of the results from the different surveys into a
web-based database. In order to achieve this classification a geographic information system (GIS) tool
was used to locate the different sites under investigation.
Originality/value – This paper combines the results of an investigation into the inspection of
fac¸ades in Coimbra, Portugal, with a GIS tool and database to document the results of the different
surveys for seismic activity.|
|publisher version/DOI: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02630801011040842|
|source: ||Structural Survey|
|appears in collections||CIVIL - Artigos|
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