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Engineering for Building Retrofitting addresses the topics of the protection, rehabilitation and enhancement of existing buildings in terms of structural safety, energy efficiency, quality and comfort, while considering social and economic issues.
This two-year program, taught entirely in English, tackles the specific issue of the rehabilitation of existing buildings with a multi-disciplinary integrated approach.
Learning by doing
Teaching methodologies envisage the participation in seminars and workshops (both in classroom and in laboratories), the development of individual or collective projects, as well as assisted and individual study.
Learning outcomes will be evaluated by means of tests, oral or written examinations and development of projects.
The Engineering for Building Retrofitting graduates will be engineers specialized in the assessment of structural, energy and technical performances of existing buildings and in the design of rehabilitation and conservation interventions.
What you will learn
Structural and seismic safety
Assess the structural and seismic safety of existing buildings
Assess the energy performances of existing buildings
Building quality and comfort
Assess the state of mainteinance and comfort of existing buildings
Structural retrofitting interventions
Diagnose and design retrofitting interventions
Increase energy efficiency
Define strategies and design interventions to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings
Enhance building quality and comfort
Design manteinance interventions and improve the comfort in existing buildings
The program trains engineers to be able to assess and rehabilitate existing buildings, rather than design new ones. It is focused on the following main learning areas:
- energy and plants
- quality and comfort
Furthermore, it includes some supplementary classes in the field of digital survey and representation, economic valuation, project financing, and project and building site management.
Head of programme
Where to find us
Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - DICCA
via Montallegro 1
Villa Cambiaso - via Montallegro 1 -
Polo Opera Pia - via all' Opera Pia 15 A -