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Eurocode 8 and Italian Code: A Comparison of Safety Levels and Classification of Interventions on Existing Masonry Buildings

Drafted by Antonio Borri and Alessandro De Maria, The Eurocode 8 and Italian code is a comparative study about safety levels and classification of interventions on masonry in existing buildings in Italy.

The presence of historic centres of cultural heritage in the nation offers an example of non-compatibility with the Eurocodes.

The paper outlines numerous references in terms of safety levels and classification of retrofitting in existing masonry buildings located in seismic zones, whilst inferring that the Eurocode needs to be updated before it is applied within Italian architecture.

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