Historical Sites  

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Argentine Yacht Club

RCT is an irreplaceable tool for the observation of construction details in historical buildings. Such was the case of the Yacht Club Argentino in Buenos Aires harbor, a job commissioned by Civil Eng. Juan M. Cardoni to look into one of the first examples of reinforced concrete structures in Argentina (ca. 1910). The examples shown here testify of the way stirrups used to be laid in those early years or of the improper placing of reinforcement in a beam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oddly laid stirrups are seen in this gammagraphy of one of the first reinforced concrete columns built in Argentina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The unusual height of the reinforcement in this beam, as revealed by RCT, explained the strong vibrations observed in the floor above.  

 

 

 

 

 

   

"Domestic Chapel"

An application never before made the THA was the study conducted in the "Domestic Chapel" built in the año1666 in the Jesuit Block of the City of Cordoba, Argentina; where the presence of voids produced by termites in wood beams hidden in the ceiling of the chapel was determined. This case shows the importance of using this non-destructive technique in the restoration of monuments of historical value1.

 

 

 

1 In 2000, the Jesuit Block of the city of Cordoba and the Jesuit farms, national historical monuments, were declared Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
 
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