Assessment and retrofitting solutions for an historical wooden pavilion in China

Guanfeng Qiao, Tieying Li, Y. Frank Chen

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Feiyun Pavilion is located in Shanxi Province, China. It is a classic example of ancient wooden pavilions and one of the primary national cultural assets, which was rebuilt more than 500 years ago. During recent years, the structural deterioration and degeneration of Feiyun Pavilion have accelerated due to inefficiencies in maintenance and management. The main structure is apparently off-plumb and in danger of collapse. With special financial required, the state Administration of Cultural Heritage asked the local Cultural Relic Protection Unit to contact historians, researchers, and engineers to restore this particular ancient structure. This paper presents the necessary assessment data, evaluation method, and the preferred solution for retrofitting and strengthening this historical timber building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-447
Number of pages13
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
StatePublished - Feb 15 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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