Alberto Moretti

Alberto Moretti

He took part in several applied research projects regarding seismic behaviour of blocks of masonry buildings in historical centrers and churches for the Italian National Group for the Earthquakes Defence (GNDT) of CNR, the University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and the Department of Geo-resources and Territory of the University of Udine (I), developing detection methods, vulnerability analysis and seismic damage interpretation to these types of buildings.

He has provided highly technical expert advice to Emilia Romagna Region (I) for the churches damaged by the earthquakes of 1987, 1996 and 2000, providing the technical specifications for the damage relief, the formation of samplers, the evaluation of emergency situations and the review and control of the repair and seismic improvement projects for the damaged buildings. He also gave expert advice for the functional activities to regional interventions schedule after the earthquake and seismic risk reduction.

He has been appointed expert technician in the vulnerability/damage Evaluation Core of Tuscany Region. He carried out vulnerability and damage relief in churches damaged by the 2001 earthquakes in the Tiberina Valley and he was responsible for drafting Technical Instructions for the interpretation and relief of the damage and the seismic vulnerability of churches.

After the Umbria-Marche earthquake of 1997, he worked as coordinator of the operations, of damage relief and viability in the monumental buildings in the Mixed Operations Centers (COM) of Foligno, Muccia and Fabriano. Later he worked by the Office of the Vice Commissioner Delegated for Cultural Heritage of Marche for the damage relief revision and for the evaluation of the restoration costs.

For the Marche Region he was a consultant for the writing of the Rehabilitation and Restoration of the heritage damaged by the earthquakes of 1997 and took part to the drafting of a Practice Code for planning seismic improvement interventions on architectural heritage. He supervised two research projects sponsored by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Marche Region: the first for technical and scientific monitoring of restoration interventions on damaged monumental heritage and data use for reducing seismic risk; the second for defining operational methods in order to relieving and monitoring seismic vulnerability and maintenance conditions of architectural heritage.

For the ICR – Central Institute for Restoration (ISCR now, Superior Institute of Conservation and Restoration of MIBACT) he provided scientific advice and helped the Responsible of the Procedure for elaborating vulnerability models of the historical and monumental building heritage in the seismic areas within the project of the Chart of Cultural Heritage Risk.

He is a consultant of the Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Landscape of Lombardy (MIBACT) for the technical-structural evaluation of interventions of restoration and seismic strengthening of the monumental buildings damaged by the earthquake of 2004 around Brescia.

He worked as a technical supporter for the Earth Resources and Territory Department and the SPRINT Research Centre of the Udine University in range the ASSESS Convention on schools seismic risk between the University of Udine and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - Regional Management of Civil Protection. After the earthquake of 2009 in Abruzzo he participated to the writing of the “Vademecum STOP”: Technical Sheets of temporary works for the post-earthquake safety measures by the Fire Department. And after the 2012 earthquake of the Pianura Padana he worked as scientific supporter for the National Fire Department at the Coordination Core of temporary works (NCP) in Ferrara.

His activities regard instability diagnosis, planning of consolidation works supervision, repair and seismic strengthening of cultural heritage, among whom: the funerary monument and the facade of the Benedictine Abbey of Matrice (CB), the Caryatids Hall at the Royal Palace in Milan, the squared and Polygonal Tower of the Roman Circus in the Archaeological Museum in Milan, the third surrounding wall of Gemona del Friuli (UD), the Basilica of St. Andrew in Mantua, the church of the Virgin Mary in Ostiglia (MN), the church of St. Benedict the Abbot in San Benedetto Po (MN), the buildings in the Roman Amphitheatre Park in Milan, the Villa Galvagnina in Moglia (MN) and the Basilica of St. Barbara in Mantua.

He does lectures in training and professional update courses in the fields of analysis of instabilities, seismic vulnerability evaluation and cultural heritage structural reinforcement. He participated to the writing of some texts regarding cultural heritage preservation from earthquake risk and he is the author of several contributions in texts, publications and scientific articles.