How to evaluate and mitigate vulnerability of historical buildings. A Spanish project experience

RIVUPH and ART-RISK projects implemented new approaches based on multidisciplinary analysis of environmental hazards and vulnerability in order to develop global conservation strategies. Such strategies can both minimize the deterioration of monuments and reduce the cost of isolated interventions, contributing to the preservation of cultural heritage

mitigate vulnerability of historical buildings
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by Rocío Ortiz Calderón and Pilar Ortiz Calderón - University Pablo de Olavide, Dpt. Physical, Chemical and Natural Systems (Seville, Spain)

DOI 10.12910/EAI2016-064


How should we preserve historical heritage against floods, earthquakes or human actions? Images of Louvre museum during the flood in Paris in 2016 have shown the need of being prepared to know which monuments could suffer these types of accidents and which monuments are more vulnerable. In fact, our cultural heritage is continuously threatened by hazards of different kinds and intensity. Against those threats, we should know how to prioritize our actions and face emergencies. Studying hazards and vulnerability of our cultural heritage is one of the ways that we have to evaluate, and possibly mitigate, those threats to our historical heritage …