Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

RISING DAMP IN HISTORICAL BUILDINGS: RESTORATION USING THE CHARGE NEUTRALIZATION TECHNOLOGY CNT DOMODRY®

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Roberto Castelluccio, Michele Rossetto

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Masonry Features
Traditional approaches aimed at eliminating humidity phenomena are based on the interaction between masonry water content and the physical properties of the constituent rocks. The feature which has the largest impact on the ability of rocks to absorb water is porosity, i.e. the ratio between empty volume and total volume; this determines the propensity of rock material to absorb underground water and ferry it through its capillary network to fill empty spaces. Research has shown that, depending on saturation levels, rocks show a decrease of of mechanical features, in terms of a reduction of compression resistance and of insulating capacity. It is also known that as porosity increases uniaxial compressive strength decreases [1] (See Fig 1 – 2) Moreover, experimental analysis has shown that, relative to saturation level, average resistance of saturated material is roughly equivalent to 75% of resistance of dry material and that this resistance is drastically reduced if one dries stone in a stove at a temperature of 105o C. […]

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SMC N.02 2015

SMC MAGAZINE N. TWO/2015

001_ COVER

003_VIEW Water and Mediterranean Construction: How to Build a Soft and Clean Future
Dora Francese

008_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON WATER AND CONSTRUCTION

009_Water-scapes in Architectural Design Thinking – a Discussion on Water as Conceptual Cultural Sustainable Design Element
Marina Mihaila

014_ Variability of Groundwater Resources in the Cilento Region (Southern Italy)
Vincenzo Allocca, Pantalone De Vita, Ferdinando Manna

020_Rivers to Live by: The Economic, Social, Cultural Benefits of Rivers and the Role of Architecture in Its Enhancement
Fani Vavili, Sonia Gkounta

025_Patagonia. Water and Built Habitat
Liliana Lolich

030_The Khettaras: a Traditional Management System of the Moroccan Drylands
Khalid Rkha Chaham

033_The Water and Architectural Identity in Mediterranean Buildings
Nicolina Mastrangelo, Emanuela Adamo

038_ Leonardo and the Drawnings of Hydraulic Mines
Adriana Rossi, Luis Palmero, Armando Dinaro

044_“River Cities”: Urban Structure and Configurational Analysis
Angela Esposito

048_Analysis of the Architectural/Historic Heritage and Preventive Mitigation Actions Against Hydraulic Risks
Giorgio Giallocosta, Simona Lanza, Francesca Pirlone, Pietro Ugolini

055_Water Saving Assessment in Residential Buildings
Luca Buoninconti, Cristian Filagrossi Ambrosino

066_Water and Social Housing Architecture
Dora Francese

078_Rising Damp in Historical Buildings: Restoration Using the Charge Neutralization Technology (CNT) Domodry
Roberto Castelluccio, Michele Rossetto

089_Design for Hydrocitizens: Architectural Responses to the Defend-Retreat-Attack scenario
Graeme Evans

093_Urban Stormwater Drainage Management by Low Impact Development Practices
Maurizio Giugni, Francesco De Paola

099_Climate Changes, Adaptation, Construction
Adriano Paolella

103_The Quality Problem in Water Distribution Systems
Domenico Pianese, Carmine Covelli, Luigi Cimorelli, Andrea D’Aniello, Francesco Orlando

111_Innovative Water Concepts for the Resilience to Climate Change of East Naples: a Knowledge Transfer-based Design Approach Social Housing Architecture
Cristina Visconti

117_The Eco-friendly Wastewater Treatment at Mountain Refuges: a Short Overview of the Most Promising Technologies
Domenico Caputo, Daniela Piscopo

121_Water Form: Technologies by Nature
Rossella Siani

126_Sea City: the Waterfront of Naples
Viviana Del Naja

EVENTS

132_The Intercultural Seminar “The Sea as a Bridge between Energy Resources and Social Sharing of Land”, November the 27th, 2014

140_The International Seminar ”Recovering River Landscapes”, September the 28th-30th, 2015

141_The Bio-Architecture Workshops of INBAR Sicily: Light, Earth, Water,…, December the 18th-19th, 2015

143_LIST OF AUTHORS

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