COURSE 1.4: Inspection, diagnosis and repair of structures (6 ECTS) 


1.- General methodology for inspection and diagnosis: the material and inmaterial values.

2.- The historic-constructive analysis: overloads due to structural modifications, problems derived from material substitutions, etc.

3.- Onsite inspection: the non-destructive and minor-destructive tests and monitoring

4.- Structural glass facades: history of construction, inspection ans repair

5.- Restoration of structures: purpuse, requeriments, evolution. Methodology of action


Coordinator: Daniel Luengas Carreño. 1 ECTS

Santiago Sánchez Beitia. 0,5 ECTS

Rufino Hernández Minguillón. 1 ECTS

Lauren Etxepare Iguiñiz. 0,5 ECTS

Josu Benito Ayúcar. 1 ECTS

Evaldas Šerelis. 1 ECTS

Ernestas Ivanauskas. 1 ECTS

See calendar (to be linked by start ARURCOHE)


Santiago Sánchez Beitia et al. Book: Las Construcciones Históricas: Los análisis previos y la cultura científica (259 pag). Ed. Service of the Basque Country Univ., 2020. ISBN 978-84-1319-254-3 

Santiago Sánchez Beitia et al. Book: Estabilidad e Isostaticidad en la Arquitectura (280 pag.). Ed. Díaz de Santos, Madrid, 2020. ISBN: 978-84-9052-275-2

Donaldson, B. (Ed), Exterior Wall Systems: Glass and Concrete Technology, Design and Construction. Philadelphia, ASTM (ISBN: 978-0-8031-5158-1)

Bunshaft, G. (2000), Les Tours de verre, Édition du Linteau ( ISBN: 978-2-37497-00-35)

Button, D.; Pye, B. (Eds.) (1993), Glass in Building, Pilkington (ISBN: 978-0750621700)

Compagno, A. (1999), Intelligent Glass Façades. Material, Practice, Design, Berlin: Burkhäuser (ISBN: 978-3764359966)

Wurm, J. (2007), Glass structures. Design and construction of self-supporting skins, Berlin: Birkhäuser (ISBN: 3764376082)

Monjo Carrió, J. TRATADO DE REHABILITACIÓN, Madrid, UPM, 1998. 2001_patologia_MC_opt.pdf (

Arriaga, F. (2002). Intervención en estructuras de madera. Aitim. ISBN: 978-84-87381-24-3.

Carrió, J. M., Ramos, L. M., & Valderas, J. L. G. (2001). Patología y técnicas de intervención en estructuras arquitectónicas. Munilla-Lería. ISBN: 978-84-89150-47-8
Calavera, J. (2005). Patología de estructuras de hormigón armado y pretensado: p.: il. Intemac. ISBN: 978-84-88764-02-2

Timing: Weeks 9-11 since start ARURCOHE

Evaluation and Resit rules:

All the courses/subjects and Master Dissertation have jointly evaluation rules based in the quality of the practical works proposed by the teachers. The student and teachers presence is mandatory. Related with the courses/subjects all the teachers involved in them have to send to the coordinator teacher the individual evaluation of the students 

The evaluation level (excellent, good and deficient) will be taken by the coordinator following the opinions of the teachers involved and in agreement with them. The evaluation level will be discussed with the student. If a student fail a course (deficient level), at least one resit per course/subject within the period Block will be allowed. This resit will take into account the new data and solutions reported by the student. The resit evaluation process will be similar to the initial one.

Students with a deficient level after resitting a course/subject will be remain bound to the EMJMD until ends of the respective Block where the course is allocated. In these cases, the Academic Committee will review the study performance status of the student and advises on continuation of the programme in accordance with their regulations. Students with very weak study performance (decided by the Academic Committee) may lose their scholarship or may be advised to end their study. Students who quite ARURCOHE early, but have successfully completed several courses/subjects, will get a certificate stating the courses for which they have earned credits (in ECTS). This decision will be communicated to the Erasmus+ Program office.  

Proposed practical works for evaluation and resit::