In 2005 the Emilia Romagna region funded the LARCO research project with the main goal to improve the knowledge in the local building sector. The LEM laboratory of Ferrara, research partner, shares this common objective investigating and promoting the term of building "durability” through the development of easy protocols to manage the building decay, the risk of failures and the maintenance procedures. The project analyses the existing information about the expected lifetime of materials and components and the most effective methods for maintenance and early detection, to promote a major awareness to the building long service life, the risk of failure and the loss of performance inside the building process. In the first stage the state of the art has been investigated, overcoming the traditional concept of "expected" or average lifetime through a risk assessment approach, that is considering all building features as joint parameters with different potential influences on building decay, functional performances and risk for users. The second phase focused some preferred relationships between the analysed features, prioritising the risk and potential effects in premature failures, to underline the importance of blending technical/functional obsolescence and building management needs. The LEM expected results include: in-depth technical tables to analyse, assess and solve the major weaknesses in the building durability (components’ specifications, defects, etc), priority-lists combining technical schemes and the potential sources of decay, specific guidelines and effective protocols to pilot sound decisions about building management or refurbishment. Through the feedback between all the building parties these outcomes will be strictly connected with running proposals to exploit the results (for consulting, technological transfers, etc), to share the knowledge using different kind of media (websites, publications, booklets, etc) and to continuously improve and enlarge the research tools.

Running proposals to assess, manage and prevent the building decay

B. TURILLAZZI
2006

Abstract

In 2005 the Emilia Romagna region funded the LARCO research project with the main goal to improve the knowledge in the local building sector. The LEM laboratory of Ferrara, research partner, shares this common objective investigating and promoting the term of building "durability” through the development of easy protocols to manage the building decay, the risk of failures and the maintenance procedures. The project analyses the existing information about the expected lifetime of materials and components and the most effective methods for maintenance and early detection, to promote a major awareness to the building long service life, the risk of failure and the loss of performance inside the building process. In the first stage the state of the art has been investigated, overcoming the traditional concept of "expected" or average lifetime through a risk assessment approach, that is considering all building features as joint parameters with different potential influences on building decay, functional performances and risk for users. The second phase focused some preferred relationships between the analysed features, prioritising the risk and potential effects in premature failures, to underline the importance of blending technical/functional obsolescence and building management needs. The LEM expected results include: in-depth technical tables to analyse, assess and solve the major weaknesses in the building durability (components’ specifications, defects, etc), priority-lists combining technical schemes and the potential sources of decay, specific guidelines and effective protocols to pilot sound decisions about building management or refurbishment. Through the feedback between all the building parties these outcomes will be strictly connected with running proposals to exploit the results (for consulting, technological transfers, etc), to share the knowledge using different kind of media (websites, publications, booklets, etc) and to continuously improve and enlarge the research tools.
Construction in the XXI century: local and global challenges
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R. DI GIULIO; M. COCCAGNA; B. TURILLAZZI
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