Diagnosis and solutions proposal to the damages present in the ceiling of the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís

  • Alberto Hernández Oroza Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa Restaura http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2250-8978
  • Ángela Diomedes Almeida Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa Filial RESTAURA, Oficina del Historiador de La Habana, La Habana Vieja, Cuba.
  • Pedro Ramón Cuétara Pérez Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa Filial RESTAURA, Oficina del Historiador de La Habana, La Habana Vieja, Cuba.
  • Alina Romeo Sáez Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa Filial RESTAURA, Oficina del Historiador de La Habana, La Habana Vieja, Cuba.
Keywords: non-destructive testing, diagnosis, buildings, heritage, geomatics

Abstract

For the restoration of the wooden ceilings of the Convent of Santa Clara, resistography and penetrometer tests, biological studies of the wood, and geomatic techniques for analysis of deformation and dimensioning of the beams were applied. In the present work, the results of the diagnosis showed that 65% of 98 beams is affected by rot and the presence of xylophagous organisms. Density studies by comparison with reference values, showed a loss in the hardness of the wood. The results conclude in the need to replace 17 beams, and the reinforcement of the wood pillars and sections of sliding beams.

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Author Biography

Alberto Hernández Oroza, Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa Restaura
Jefe de Departamento de Diagnóstico y Levantamiento. Empresa de Proyectos Restaura. Oficina del Historiador de La Habana. Cuba

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Published
2022-05-01
How to Cite
Hernández Oroza, A., Diomedes Almeida, Ángela, Cuétara Pérez, P. R., & Romeo Sáez , A. (2022). Diagnosis and solutions proposal to the damages present in the ceiling of the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís. Revista ALCONPAT, 12(2), 296 - 310. https://doi.org/10.21041/ra.v12i2.584