Revista ingeniería de construcción
versão ISSN 0718-5073
CHAVEZ HERNANDEZ, José Armando et al. Advanced techniques in building pathology diagnosis:: "El Templete" of Old Habana. Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.2, pp. 19-33. ISSN 0718-5073. doi: 10.4067/S0718-50732012000200002.
Exactly in the same place where the Villa of San Cristóbal of Havana was founded, a monument that look like a small temple from Ancient Greece rises: The Templete. This important building of the city has been suffering unusual structural lesions for a construction with those characteristics: small, robust construction, suitable materials, proper execution, and therefore an excellent structural stability. Several interventions have failed to prevent reappearance of structural lesions, that is why it became necessary a more complex study and the use of more advanced techniques, which allow to get to know the true causes of the damage. This paper outlines the procedure to be followed to arrive at a diagnosis on a scientific basis, which is the main support for the proposed intervention and recovery project of the property.
Palavras-chave : Advanced Techniques; Diagnosis; instrumentation; Modelling; Patrimonial Buildings.