Capacity to develop lasting co-operation with the previous country of the Marie Curie Fellowship
Currently a session was organised in frame of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna 15-20 April 2007 together with Heidi Kreibich from the GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam, Germany and with Agostino Goretti, National Seismic Survey, Civil Protection Department, Italy, the country of the previous Marie Curie fellowship. After the session the editing of a book or of a special issue in a journal is planned, together with the co-organisers. This way the collaboration with Agostino Goretti will be continued.
In the book project on material in historic structures a number of contributions from scientists in Italian research organisations are foreseen, as follows:
- MAURO MEZZINA (Politecnico di Bari, Italy): Historic concrete
- RUI PINHO (University of Pavia, Italy) / Modelling reinforced concrete for non-linear analysis
- CARLO GIAVARINI (University of Rome “La Sapienza”) / The Basilica of Maxertius, its construction materials and stability
- STEFANO PODESTA, SERGIO LAGOMARSINO, EMANUELA CURTI (University of Genova, Italy) / 12 retrofitting interventions on damaged churches after the Lombardia seismic event (November 2004)
- MARCO PERONI (Enginius engineers, Faenza, Italy) / Restoration of two historic churches in Northern Italy, Adriatic coast
- GAETANO MANFREDI, EDOARDO COSENZA and ANDREA PROTA (University of Naples Federico II, Italy) / Mostra d’Oltremare, preservation of a reinforced concrete UNESCO world heritage site
- AGOSTINO GORETTI, U. DE MATTEIS and M. MERANTE (National Seismic Survey, Italian Civil Protection; self-employed, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport) / Two case studies regarding pathology of reinforced concrete buildings
The book project will be finished during the grant.
It has been applied for an internship at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy, the country of the fellowship. If the application is positively evaluated, the internship will be undertaken in 2008, and integrated in the project. Results are expected in September. It is envisaged to apply for a 5-months fellowship in the third year of the project at the same institution.
At the 7th International ROSE School Seminar the applicant will be presenting the research results from during the Marie Curie fellowship. As with all past ROSE School Seminars, the contributions to the seminar will be published next year in a special issue of Journal of Earthquake Engineering that is due to be published in May 2008.
In 2008 there will be 100 years since the Messina, Italy, earthquake of 1908. Several conferences are planned, at it is planned to collaborate with the host of the initial Marie Curie Fellowship to prepare a contribution.
The host institution collaborates with the country of the initial Marie Fellowship as well, the director being recently invited to a conference taking place in Italy. There are a number of Romanian workers in Italy and of Italian investors in Romania, so the courses in construction technique or for businessman offered by the host institution are of interest for both parties.
Last but not least the project will continue with investigation of Italian buildings of the Rationalism and of the Milanese Novecento, material about which has been partly documented during the initial Marie Curie Fellowship (photographic material), but it has to be completed with floor plans in order to perform the envisaged analysis. This way, through the research topic itself, investigations on the Italian built stock will be performed and the published results will be of interest for Italian researchers in a related field. The president of the mentioned DOCOMOMO international is an Italian professor, Maristella Casciato.