Stand or Fall: The Science of Structural Assessment

wood structure of the ceiling in the Historic Albany Airport
May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Albany Municipal Airport
525 Aviation Way SE
Albany, OR 97322
Friends of Historic Albany
Stand or Fall: The Science of Structural Assessment @ Albany Municipal Airport | Albany | Oregon | United States
Did you miss out on seeing Albany’s historic hangar? Do you want to learn more? Good news! There’s another event taking place at the airport presented by Mariapaola Riggio, PhD in Structural Engineering and Associate Professor in Wood design and Architecture at OSU, and her graduate students in the “Structural Health Assessment and Monitoring of Timber Structures” class. The lecture will demonstrate a holistic approach to assessing structural health of historic wood buildings. Structural health assessment is crucial because a building can be likened to a living organism that undergoes changes during its service life due to factors such as the environment, loading history, maintenance, and use. While there has been a growing use of engineered wood systems in large span structures, a specific focus on the performance and reliability of timber structures is relatively recent. Moreover, interest in the conservation of the architectural timber heritage has also increased steadily over the last few decades.
This event is free, but please sign up to reserve your spot at Eventbright.
This event is part of Albany’s celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.

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