Hygrothermal Risk on Building Heritage

A Methodology for a Risk Map

  • João M.P.Q. Delgado
  • Ana Sofia Guimarães
  • Vasco Peixoto de Freitas

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. João M. P. Q. Delgado, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 1-11
  3. João M.P.Q. Delgado, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 13-31
  4. João M.P.Q. Delgado, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 33-41
  5. João M.P.Q. Delgado, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 43-57
  6. João M.P.Q. Delgado, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 59-60

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a critical review of a criterion of risk, created to assess the flood risk to heritage buildings, and evaluates this criterion by applying it to the sample Portuguese heritage buildings. In a first approach, the total number of potential parameters is effectively reduced and the selected criteria are divided into two different groups: the monument’s location in relation to a waterway, and the behaviour of its construction material in contact with water.

Above all, the book discusses the importance of architectural heritage and argues for the need to safeguard it from extreme climatic phenomena such as floods. As such, the book vividly reminds the scientific community that the intensification of the global warming and climate change will worsen throughout the 21st century, and that it is therefore necessary to adopt preventive measures to minimize, mitigate and control these adverse effects if we hope to avoid catastrophic consequences.

At the same time, the book takes into account a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, such as civil engineering and architecture, offering a synthesis of the current state of knowledge to benefit and guide experts and practitioners in related fields.

Keywords

Climatic Change Heritage Floods Historical Buildings Hygrothermal Behaviour Rising Damp Risk Analysis Waterway Floods

Authors and affiliations

  • João M.P.Q. Delgado
    • 1
  • Ana Sofia Guimarães
    • 2
  • Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    • 3
  1. 1.Building Physics Laboratory Department of Civil EngineeringFaculty of Engineering of University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Building Physics Laboratory, Department of Civil EngineeringFaculty of Engineering of University of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering Building Physics LaboratoryUniversity of Porto Faculty of EngineeringPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19114-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19113-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19114-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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