Hugo Rodrigues

Hugo Rodrigues
University of Aveiro | UA · RISCO - Aveiro Research Centre for Risks and Sustainability in Construction

PhD in Civil Engineering

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Introduction
Currently Senior Lecturer at the Civil Engineering Department of the School of Technology and Management of Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.
Additional affiliations
June 2020 - present
University of Aveiro
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2014 - May 2020
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2011 - February 2014
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
December 2007 - May 2012
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Civil Eng.

Publications

Publications (423)
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One of the main challenges in earthquake risk mitigation is the assessment of existing buildings not designed according to modern codes and the development of effective techniques to strengthen these structures. Particular attention should be given to RC frame structures with masonry infill panels, as demonstrated by their poor performance in recen...
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Seismic risk in the form of impending disaster has been seen from past records that moderate to large earthquakes have caused the loss of life and property in all parts of Nepal. Despite the availability of new data, and methodological improvements, the available seismic hazard map of Nepal is about two decades old. So an updated seismic hazard mod...
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The cyclic behaviour of reinforced concrete columns has been the subject of many experimental studies in recent years. However, most of these studies have focused on the unidirectional loading of columns with square cross‐sections under constant axial loading conditions. In the present study, four types of full‐scale quadrangular building columns w...
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In structural analyses, masonry infill walls are commonly considered to be non structural elements. However, the response of reinforced concrete buildings to earthquake loads can be substantially affected by the influence of infill walls. In this article, an improved numerical model for the simulation of the behavior of masonry infill walls subject...
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The hysteretic behaviour of RC columns has been object of many experimental studies over the past years. However, the majority of these studies are focused on unidirectional loading. An experimental program was carried out where 24 columns were tested for different loading histories, under uniaxial and biaxial conditions. The experimental results a...
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On August 7th, 2020, a magnitude Mw = 5.0 earthquake shook 5 km north of Mila city center, northeast of Algeria, causing substantial damage directly to structures, and indirectly from induced impacts of landslides and rock falls, ultimately disrupt to everyday civilian life. Given the recent significant seismic occurrences in the region, a detailed...
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The seismic behavior of the infill masonry infill walls has a significant impact on the global response of reinforced concrete frame structures. One factor influencing its behavior is the existence of openings in the walls, such as doors and windows, which are crucial for the infill seismic performance. Although the numerical simulation of the seis...
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Sismos recentes evidenciaram danos sísmicos consideráveis em elementos não estruturais em edifícios industriais pré-fabricados de betão armado. A importância do eventual efeito de diafragma ao nível da cobertura e a interação dos painéis de revestimento de fachada com os elementos estruturais pode influenciar o comportamento sísmico das estruturas....
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Identifying fire risk in urban centres is instrumental for supporting informed decision-making and outlining efficient vulnerability mitigation strategies. Historic centres are particularly complex in this regard due to the high density of combustible materials in these areas, the favourable fire propagation conditions between buildings, and the co...
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It is now widely recognized that the masonry infill frame used in reinforced concrete structures (RC) greatly enhances both the rigidity and strength of the surrounding frame. The lateral loading behavior of this RC frame is different from the frame without infill, although the structural contribution of infill walls is discarded in many countries,...
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Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is a strategic tool for the monitoring and noninvasive assessment of the health state of existing structures’ infrastructures and systems and can provide decision support for reducing operational costs and risks throughout their life cycle. In that sense, this Special Issue presents six research papers and one rev...
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Recent reports on the latest earthquakes in Italy and Turkey highlighted considerable seismic damages in non-structural elements on industrial precast reinforced concrete structures. Therefore, the seismic performance of these structures has been extensively investigated in the latest decades. The importance of the roof diaphragm and cladding wall...
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Infills in existing reinforced concrete buildings are often vulnerable to seismic actions perpendicular to their plane (OOP actions), especially if also in-plane (IP) damage is present. This study aims at experimentally testing under OOP loading masonry infills that suffer or not previous IP damage, in their as-built conditions and in the presence...
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Infilled frames are usually modelled in the context of global building analysis using simplified procedures without considering the aspects resulting from the interaction between the panel and the frame. Other aspects, such as adequate design of the floor beams and the beam-columns’ joints, and control of potential sliding shear failure of the colu...
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This book gathers current research studies which explore new technologies in architecture and urban practices which ensure the efficient management of cities’ infrastructures and provide new solutions to the complex complications that may result in the tackling of challenges of population density, traffic planning, and city planning at the neighbor...
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Currently, there is extensive research focused on automatic strategies for the segmentation and classification of 3D point clouds, which can accelerate the study of a landmark and integrate it with heterogeneous data and attributes, useful to facilitate the digital management of architectural heritage data. In this work, an automated image-based su...
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Considering the construction sector's impact on the environment, it is necessary amongst other measures to change the way in which new construction or renovation projects of buildings are designed and how solutions are proposed and integrated. Nowadays, an effort is being made by designers to implement more sustainable and circular design in buildi...
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Precast reinforced concrete (PRC) buildings are common on European industrial parks. In past earthquakes, namely in Italy and Turkey, this typology of buildings showed a poor performance, namely at structural level. One of the major concerns at structural level regards the connection between the beams and columns. Two types of beam-to-column connec...
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On August 7th, 2020, a magnitude Mw = 5.0 earthquake shook 5 km north of Mila city center, northeast of Algeria, causing substantial damage directly to structures, and indirectly from induced impacts of landslides and rock falls, ultimately disrupt to everyday civilian life. Given the recent significant seismic occurrences in the region, a detailed...
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Resumo. O estudo do comportamento para fora-do-plano de paredes de enchimento tem sido, durante os últimos anos, alvo de uma atenção especial por parte da comunidade científica internacional, motivado pelas observações realizadas em missões de reconhecimento de danos pós-sismo onde são reportados inúmeros danos e colapsos deste tipo de paredes para...
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The existing infilled reinforced concrete (RC) buildings' poor energy performance is responsible for a significant part of the energy consumption in the European Union (EU). In addition, recent earthquakes showed the seismic vulnerability of the existing RC buildings that were not designed according to modern codes, where several casualties, collap...
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The definition of damage states for structural and non-structural elements is necessary to support the seismic vulnerability analyses and identify the most vulnerable elements that need to be retrofitted. The studies related to masonry infill walls focused on multiple experimental studies to characterize their in-plane and/or out-of-plane (OOP) beh...
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A moderate earthquake of local magnitude 6.4 occurred in Sonitpur Assam, India on April 28, 2021. Although the earthquake occurred in India, Bhutan suffered considerable damage to structures and infrastructures, especially in the eastern districts. Due to inherent vulnerabilities of Bhutanese residential buildings, encapsulated in rural stone mason...
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Earthquakes can cause several catastrophic events and the consequences of fires in urban areas can be even worse than the consequences of the earthquake itself. Several numerical models were developed with SAFIR-software that models the behaviour of structures subject to fire for reinforced concrete (RC) frames to study their post-earthquake fire b...
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The work reported paper aimed to develop a BIM-based framework to facilitate the process of seismic analysis of existing reinforced concrete buildings, through a streamlined set of modelling rules and interoperability between Autodesk Revit (BIM platform) and SeismoStruct (seismic analysis software). This is achieved through a visual programming sc...
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Livro de atas do Congresso ptBIM 2022, onde se promove um fórum de discussão técnico-científica em língua Portuguesa nas metodologias ‘Building Information Modelling’ (BIM), envolvendo a participação ativa das comunidades profissional e académica das áreas de Arquitetura e Engenharia. Pretende-se enfatizar os problemas e esforços de implementação n...
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Livro de atas do Congresso ptBIM 2022, onde se promove um fórum de discussão técnico-científica em língua Portuguesa nas metodologias ‘Building Information Modelling’ (BIM), envolvendo a participação ativa das comunidades profissional e académica das áreas de Arquitetura e Engenharia. Pretende-se enfatizar os problemas e esforços de implementação n...
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A moderate earthquake of local magnitude 6.4 occurred in Sonitpur Assam, India on April 28, 2021. Although the earthquake occurred in India, Bhutan suffered considerable damage to structures and infrastructures, especially in the eastern districts. Due to inherent vulnerabilities of Bhutanese residential buildings, encapsulated in rural stone mason...
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Currently, the upgrade of existing reinforced concrete (RC) buildings focuses only on energy retrofitting measures due to the current policies promoted in the scope of the European Green Deal. However, the structural deficiencies are not eliminated, leaving the building seriously unsafe despite the investment, particularly in seismic-prone regions....
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Observations from past destructive earthquakes indicate that indirect economic losses can greatly exceed the direct economic losses. However, the influence of indirect losses is often neglected in seismic risk studies due to the complexity associated with their evaluation, as well as the fact that direct losses tend to gather public attention due t...
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This paper aims to review and reflect upon the built up scientific knowledge on Building Condition Assessment (BCA) using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supported by Building Information Modelling (BIM), to implement appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation activities. For this purpose, a literature review related to KPIs applied to BCA and u...
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To obtain correctly, design of the structures under seismic loads, the methods of equivalent static and dynamic analyses are usually used. The assessment of the response of entire system soil-structure under seismic load is a fundamental step to anticipate losses and help to mitigate it. Some methods of the design of retaining walls under seismic l...
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Beam-to-column connections are a crucial element in industrial precast reinforced concrete (PRC) buildings. They are also the source of several damages reported after recent earthquakes. This typology of buildings is very common both in the Portuguese industrial park and throughout Europe. In order to have a better knowledge of the connection behav...
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In existing Reinforced Concrete (RC) buildings, the out-of-plane (OOP) collapse of masonry infills can be a significant issue for resulting damage and life safety in case of earthquake. Quite recently, research works from the literature have studied possible strengthening strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the infill panels due to OOP loadin...
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Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Civil Engineering Structures at Multiple Scales: From Single Buildings to Large-Scale Assessment provides an integrated, multiscale platform for fundamental and applied studies on the seismic vulnerability assessment of civil engineering structures, including buildings with different materials and building typolo...
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The structural and in particular the seismic assessment starts with the knowledge of the buildings under study. The building survey need to be carried out in a short time but need to produce adequate information to allow the most accurate evaluation, reducing the level of uncertainty. This is challenge and the information gathered should be depende...
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reabilitação do edificado tem vindo a crescer de forma significativa em Portugal, apresentando�se na atualidade mais ligada a fenómenos turísticos, imobiliários e de gestão urbana da cidade. O desenvolvimento destes setores mobilizadores da economia Portuguesa deveria pressupor a aplicação de conhecimento técnico e científico, com base nas teoria...
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O estudo do comportamento para fora-do-plano de paredes de enchimento tem sido, durante os últimos anos, alvo de uma atenção especial por parte da comunidade científica internacional, motivado pelas observações realizadas em missões de reconhecimento de danos pós-sismo onde são reportados inúmeros danos e colapsos deste tipo de paredes para fora do...
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This editorial focuses on the interesting studies published within the present Special Issue related to Advanced Structural Health Monitoring [...]
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Fragility functions are fundamental for the assessment of seismic safety of structures or the loss assessment of a portfolio of assets. The present paper describes a procedure to derive fragility functions representative of Portuguese reinforced concrete precast buildings. This goal was achieved following an analytical methodology considering the r...
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Masonry is a building material that has been used in the last 10.000 years and remains competitive today for the building industry. The compressive strength of masonry is used in modern design not only for gravitational and lateral loading, but also for quality control of materials and execution. Given the large variations of geometry of units and...
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This research work aims to present an experimental study concerning the effect of the openings in the out-of-plane (OOP) behaviour of masonry infills in RC buildings. The experimental campaign comprises the OOP testing of three full-scale infill walls made up of horizontal hollow clay bricks, two of them with a central window and the remaining one...
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Um aspeto fundamental na avaliação da segurança e no dimensionamento de estruturas PréFabricadas de Betão Armado (PFBA) são as ligações entre elementos, em particular a ligação viga-pilar. Na Europa, a solução mais comum é a utilização de ferrolhos para realizar a ligação entre o pilar e a viga PFBA. Estas ligações têm apresentado dois problemas qu...
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Vulnerability functions are analytical functions that describe, in a probabilistic manner, the performance of a given typology as a function of the seismic intensity, and are a key parameter for the seismic risk analysis of structures. This paper describes a study carried out to derive, for the first time, fragility functions representative of the...
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One of the significant challenges concerning earthquake risk mitigation is the seismic vulnerability assessment of existing buildings that were not designed according to modern codes. Several authors recognized that the infill walls might significantly affect the seismic response of reinforced concrete structures (RC). Still, they are treated as "n...
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Traditional architecture made of timber-framed masonry (TFM) system is widespread around the world and has already been recognized as a unique cultural heritage to be preserved. These structures have shown a good seismic performance compared to other typologies because their configuration and construction details were constantly updated as soon as...
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The latest earthquakes in Europe exposed some critical problems in the connections of cladding panels in industrial precast reinforced concrete (PRC) structures. These connections did not perform as desired, causing the panels to fall, leading to significant nonstructural damage that resulted in the loss of human life and significant socio-economic...
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This work's primary objective is to present an experimental campaign comprised of three full-scale in-plane tests. It was assessed the effect of the openings (central window) and of using textile-reinforced mortar strengthening. The slenderness is also studied by comparing the results herein obtained with other tests existing in the literature. The...
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O estudo do comportamento para fora-do-plano de paredes de enchimento tem sido, durante os últimos anos, alvo de uma atenção especial por parte da comunidade científica internacional, motivado pelas observações realizadas em missões de reconhecimento de danos pós-sismo onde são reportados inúmeros danos e colapsos deste tipo de paredes para fora do...
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Masonry infill walls are widely spread over the reinforced concrete buildings due to different demands. The buildings' thermal energy efficiency is a top priority nowadays since many of the existing building stock comprises buildings with low energy performance. The buildings' external envelope is undergoing a transformation with the vertical hollo...
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Resumo: As pontes possuem funções importantes e críticas no conjunto de infraestruturas construídas, permitindo a passagem de pessoas sobre barreiras naturais e interligando territórios. A vida útil destas obras dependem de diversos fatores desde a deterioração dos materiais às anomalias de funcionamento. Para se manter íntegra e proporcionar confo...
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This work's main objective is to present an experimental study concerning the effect of the openings in the out-of-plane (OOP) behaviour of masonry infills in RC buildings. The experimental campaign comprises the OOP testing of three full-scale infill walls made up of horizontal hollow clay bricks, two of them with a central window and the remainin...
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The masonry infill walls are widely spread over the reinforced concrete buildings due to dif-ferent demands. The buildings' thermal energy efficiency is a top priority nowadays since many of the existing building stock comprises buildings with low energy performance. The buildings' external envelope is suffering a transformation with the appearance...
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The primary objective is to present the most representative types of damage observed in reinforced concrete (RC) structures due to earthquakes. Those damages are divided according to the ten most representative types. Examples and the main reasons that could trigger each failure mechanism are presented. The definition of these damage types is suppo...
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Past earthquakes have brought attention to the poor performance of precast reinforced concrete structures, especially relating to beam-to-column connections. The evaluation of different methodologies for the analysis of beam-to-column connections in industrial buildings is important. In the present work numerical analyses developed allowed the stud...
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The work presents the study carried out to build a database of mechanical properties related to the most recurring two-leaf stone masonry wall typologies. The main objectives of this study are: (1) to perform a systematic review of experimental studies (2) to apply a data fusion technique, based on a Bayesian framework, to update the selected mecha...
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Recent reports on the latest earthquakes in Italy and Turkey have highlighted some critical problems in the connections of cladding panels on industrial precast reinforced concrete (PRC) structures. The panel connections did not perform as expected, causing non-structural damages and, in most cases, leading to the panels overturning. The damage and...
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Precast reinforced concrete (PRC) buildings are common in the Portuguese industrial park, as well as throughout Europe. In past earthquakes, namely in Italy and Turkey, this typology of buildings showed a poor performance, namely at structural level. One of the major concerns at structural level regards the connection between the beams and columns....
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The tangible and intangible value derived from the built environment is of great importance. This raises concerns related to the resilience of constructed assets to both human-made and natural disasters. Consideration of these concerns is present in the countless decisions made by various stakeholders during the decades-long life cycle of this type...
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Traditional architecture with timber-framed masonry (TFM) system was used in many countries prone to seismic events due to its earthquake-resistant performance. In this context, Romanian TFM buildings were constructed by local builders applying non-engineered measures to reduce seismic vulnerability. However, the seismic safety assessment of these...
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Recent natural and anthropic disasters have aroused the interest of the scientific and governmental community in seeking more efficient and effective risk mitigation strategies. Index-based approaches have received particular attention in the field of disaster risk because of their extraordinary capacity to synthesise and spatially contextualise vu...
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Esta dissertação apresenta o desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta que permite a simulação de cobertura rádio nos mais diferenciados cenários, nomeadamente, perante barreiras eletromagnéticas genéricas, interior de edifícios e áreas adjacentes. A ferramenta desenvolvida, permite importar informação presente em qualquer modelo do tipo Building Informati...
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This paper presents a Building Information Modelling (BIM) data conversion algorithm for radio wave propagation studies in indoor and outdoor environments. The tool presented here allows to extract the geometrical and physical information of BIM models present in IFC2x3 files. The first conversion step is done using the IFCOpenSHell library through...
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The poor out-of-plane behaviour of masonry infill walls (MIW) in recent seismic events, resulted in several casualties and economic losses. Several variables affect and reduce their seismic response capacity. However, the experimental studies available in the literature did not entirely cover all of them, and the amount of experimental data is stil...
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The buildings natural ageing along with the absence of planned maintenance actions and the effects of climate changes accelerate the building materials degradation. So, to extend the materials’ service life, the application of appropriate maintenance actions is imperative. This work aims to assess the building performance and to prioritize the main...
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This paper presents an interdisciplinary approach that combines different types of information, gathered by different techniques, about one façade of the Founder’s Chapel of the Monastery of Batalha at Leiria, which was collected into a Building Information Modelling (BIM) model. Non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques play an important role in th...
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As it is recognized, the definition of rehabilitation and seismic retrofitting strategies and solutions for traditional buildings with load-bearing masonry walls requires an adequate characterization of their material properties and construction solutions. The lack of knowledge on the behavior of traditional constructions frequently leads to the ad...
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Non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques play an important role in the characterization and diagnosis of historic buildings, keeping in mind their conservation and possible rehabilitation. This paper presents a new approach that merges building information modeling (BIM) with environment geospatial data obtained by several non-destructive technique...