Iconic (and ancient) Italian structures

Apr 19, 2022 208

Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM for an insightful evening of analyses, health-monitoring, and curating of iconic and ancient Italian structures! Organized by the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston - 1101 Milford Houston, Texas 77006. Register here.

In this talk, Prof. Roberto Ballarini will provide a glimpse of issues associated with the safety of famous structures including Brunelleschi’s Dome, St. Mark’s Campanile, and the Tower of Pisa. Along the way, he will also highlight the creativity and innovation reflected by modern structures, including (as time allows) Aula Paula VI (Aula Nervi), Palazzetto dello Sport, and Palazzo Lombardia.

About the presenter:

Roberto Ballarini obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University. He currently serves as Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Houston, and Director of the University of Houston-Dalian Maritime University International Institute. Ballarini previously served as James L. Record Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Minnesota, and Leonard Case Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

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