Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 8

Preservation of Cultural Heritage

  • Giorgio Lollino
  • Daniele Giordan
  • Cristian Marunteanu
  • Basiles Christaras
  • Iwasaki Yoshinori
  • Claudio Margottini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Conservation of Heritage of Earthen Structure, Earth Mound, Dam, Rock Monument, and Rock Cavern

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Yoshinori Iwasaki, Koichi Nakagawa, Yuzo Ishikawa, Chikaosa Tanimoto, Keigo Koizumi, Kazuo Oike et al.
      Pages 31-35
    3. Anna Scotto di Santolo, Lorenza Evangelista, Aldo Evangelista
      Pages 47-51
    4. Giovanni B. Crosta, Riccardo Castellanza, Roberto de Franco, Alberto Villa, Gabriele Frigerio, Grazia Caielli
      Pages 59-63
    5. Matteo Oryem Ciantia, Riccardo Castellanza, Claudio di Prisco, Piernicola Lollino, Jose Antonio Fernandez Merodo, Gabriele Frigerio
      Pages 65-69
    6. Koizumi Keigo, Oda Kazuhiro, Ito Misae, Piao Chunze, Tanimoto Chikaosa, Iwasaki Yoshinori et al.
      Pages 71-74
    7. Yukiyasu Fujii, Kunio Watanabe, Takaharu Shogaki, Katsuhiro Kikuchi
      Pages 75-79
  3. Engineering Geology and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Andreas Antoniou, Efthymis Lekkas, Nikitas Chiotinis
      Pages 95-98
    3. Shuichi Hasegawa, Seiko Tsuruta, Munekazu Maeda
      Pages 99-102
    4. Dominique Ngan-Tillard, Wim Verwaal, Arno Mulder, Hans Huisman, Axel Muller
      Pages 103-106
    5. Lempe Bernhard, Mehnert Lucia, Scherzer Kathrin, Festl Judith, Thuro Kurosch
      Pages 107-111
  4. Engineering Geology Problem of Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Fang Yun, Qiao Liang, Yan Shaojun, Peng Pengcheng, Zhu Qiuping
      Pages 147-151
    3. Mariann Mocsár-Vámos, Péter Görög, Márta Borostyáni, Balázs Vásárhelyi, Ákos Török
      Pages 153-157
    4. A. Boumezbeur, H. Hmaidia, B. Belhocine
      Pages 169-174
  5. Engineering Geology Problems and Preservation of Chinese Caves and Earthen Architecture Site

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Yoshinori Iwasaki, Chikaosa Tanimoto, Yuzo Ishikawa, Keigo Koizumi, Koichi Nakagawa, Kazuo Oike et al.
      Pages 177-181
    3. Xudong Wang, Qinglin Guo, Shanlong Yang, Qiangqiang Pei, Yuquan Fan
      Pages 183-187
    4. Huyuan Zhang, Bo Yang, Yi Chen, Jinfang Wang
      Pages 189-192
    5. Wenwu Chen, Jingke Zhang, Faguo He, Guanping Sun, Lei Tian
      Pages 199-204
  6. Geoheritage, Geosites, Geoparks: Contributions of the Engineering Geology in the Management of Natural and Cultural Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Giulia Poretti, Alessandro Borghi, Anna d’atri, Giovanna Antonella Dino, Simona Ferrando, Chiara Groppo et al.
      Pages 207-211
    3. Irene Bollati, Paola Coratza, Marco Giardino, Lamberto Laureti, Giovanni Leonelli, Mario Panizza et al.
      Pages 213-217
    4. Maria Eugénia Lopes, Maria José Afonso, José Teixeira, João P. Meixedo, J. Filinto Trigo, Maria João Dias Costa et al.
      Pages 227-230
    5. Franco Gianotti, Maria Gabriella Forno, Roberto Ajassa, Fernando Cámara, Emanuele Costa, Simona Ferrando et al.
      Pages 235-238
    6. Franco Rolfo, Gianni Balestro, Alessandro Borghi, Daniele Castelli, Simona Ferrando, Chiara Groppo et al.
      Pages 239-243
    7. Ludovic Ravanel, Philip Deline, Xavier Bodin
      Pages 249-252

About these proceedings


This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the preservation of cultural heritage. In 1972, the World Heritage Convention linked in a single framework the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural sites. Since then, engineering geology is enlarging its contributions to national and international projects on this topic and is extending its interests to key issues like: safeguarding of monuments and sites from geotechnical perspectives; advanced monitoring; investigations on cultural landscapes; development of geo-databases for cultural heritage classification; studies on the interactions between humankind, natural landscape evolution, and cultural heritage; analysis of weathering and deterioration of rock properties of monuments; risk analysis of sites affected by natural hazards; and many others. With the contributions in this book, engineering geologists, conservation scientists, and further experts from other natural, social, and economic sciences, as well as representatives of international organizations and national and local administrative authorities exchange their ideas and practices on culture heritage preservation by presenting both local case studies and multidisciplinary international projects. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are:
  1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology
  2. Landslide Processes
  3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources
  4. Marine and Coastal Processes
  5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
  6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
  7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
  8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Cultural Heritage Classification Engineering Geology IAEG XII Congress Natural Landscape Evolution Preservation of Cultural Heritage Safeguarding of Monuments Weathering of Monuments

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Lollino
    • 1
  • Daniele Giordan
    • 2
  • Cristian Marunteanu
    • 3
  • Basiles Christaras
    • 4
  • Iwasaki Yoshinori
    • 5
  • Claudio Margottini
    • 6
  1. 1.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  2. 2.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Department of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  5. 5.Geo Research InstituteOsakaJapan
  6. 6.ISPRA-Inst. f. Env. Protection&ResearchGeological Survey of ItalyRomeItaly

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