© 2015

Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management

  • Lucia Toniolo
  • Maurizio Boriani
  • Gabriele Guidi


  • Provides a comprehensive overview on conservation and management of archaeological, architectural, and urban landscapes

  • Explains how to overcome the main problems faced in the conservation of built heritage

  • Describes the role of ICT and new technologies in surveying, modeling, and monitoring


Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hystoric Centers and Cultural Landscapes: Conservation and Management

  3. Architectural Heritage: Diagnosys, Conservation and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Christiane Maierhofer, Rainer Krankenhagen, Philipp Myrach, Jeannine Meinhardt, Uwe Kalisch, Christiane Hennen et al.
      Pages 93-102
    3. Telmo Dias Pereira, Diogo Mateus
      Pages 103-112
    4. Antonella Saisi, Carmelo Gentile, Marco Guidobaldi, Lorenzo Cantini
      Pages 141-153
    5. Alessio Furini, Maria Paternò, Alberto Pellegrinelli, Paolo Russo
      Pages 155-164
    6. N. Proietti, D. Capitani, V. Di Tullio, R. Olmi, S. Priori, C. Riminesi et al.
      Pages 187-197

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview on the most pressing issues in the conservation and management of archaeological, architectural, and urban landscapes. Multidisciplinary research is presented on a wide range of built heritage sites, from archaeological ruins and historic centers through to twentieth century and industrial architectural heritage. The role of ICT and new technologies, including those used for digital archiving, surveying, modeling, and monitoring, is extensively discussed, in recognition of their importance for professionals working in the field. Detailed attention is also paid to materials and treatments employed in preventive conservation and management. With contributions from leading experts, including university researchers, professionals, and policy makers, the book will be invaluable for all who seek to understand, and solve, the challenges faced in the protection and enhancement of the built heritage.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lucia Toniolo
    • 1
  • Maurizio Boriani
    • 2
  • Gabriele Guidi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Chemistry, materials and ChemicalPOLITECNICO DI MILANOMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoJapan

About the editors

Lucia Toniolo is Full Professor of Material Science and Technology (SSD ING/IND22) in the Faculty of Civil Architecture, Politecnico di Milano, where she is in charge of the courses Materials in Architecture, Laboratory of Architectural Restoration, and Durability of Materials in Architecture. In 2011, she was appointed President of the Center for Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage of the Politecnico di Milano, having previously been Vice-President. Since 2006 she has been the Scientific Advisor on Laboratory Materials and Methods for Cultural Heritage in the Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Material Engineering. Professor Toniolo has been scientific coordinator of various important activities and research projects. She is currently scientific advisor on the project “Monitoring of the façade of Milan Cathedral”. She has held scientific responsibility for various projects of the Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR-PRIN). Her main research areas are: (a) chemical and morphological characterization of materials of cultural heritage (particularly natural stones, mortars and plasters, mural paintings, ceramic materials, polychrome surfaces, and polymeric items); (b) characterization and evaluation of polymeric treatments applied to cultural heritage; and (c) micro- and non-invasive spectroscopic characterization of materials. Professor Toniolo is the author of more than 60 scientific publications in international journals (H index 16) and 150 publications in proceedings of international conferences, books etc.

Gabriele Guidi received his M.S. Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1988 from the University of Florence, and Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Bologna, Italy. He is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He worked for more than 10 years on researches about ultrasound equipment for biomedical imaging. Since 2000 he reoriented his activity by applying imaging technologies to the field of non contact 3D measurement. He has been working on applications of 3D imaging in various fields, with special emphasis to Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage documentation. Dr. Guidi is Senior Member of the IEEE. He works as reviewer of a few international journals such as “The IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics”, “The IEEE Transactions on Image Processing” and “Machine Vision and Applications” (Springer).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management
  • Editors Lucia Toniolo
    Maurizio Boriani
    Gabriele Guidi
  • Series Title Research for Development
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research for Development
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-08532-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36131-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-08533-3
  • Series ISSN 2198-7300
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-7319
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 442
  • Number of Illustrations 137 b/w illustrations, 122 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Building Repair and Maintenance
    Cultural Heritage
    Cultural Management
    Structural Materials
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