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N.º 25
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Simplified risk assessment of immovable cultural heritage assets

Xavier Romão1,, Esmeralda Paupério2, Nuno Pereira1

1 Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

2 Instituto da Construção, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal



A simplified risk assessment framework specifically developed for built immovable cultural heritage assets is proposed. The framework addresses the several components involved in a risk analysis and can be used as a screening procedure for the preliminary assessment of a large number of assets with limited resources. It can also be used to identify cultural heritage assets that require a more refined and resource demanding risk evaluation. The proposed risk analysis framework falls into the category of qualitative methods and is based on a series of structured questionnaires that address the main components of a risk analysis: the likelihood of the hazard, the consequences of the hazard, the vulnerability of the asset to the hazard, the loss of value of the asset and the capacity to recover from the event. In order to illustrate its application, a case study is presented in which the risk analysis is performed for a church in Italy that was damaged, in 2009, by the L&apos;Aquila earthquake.


Risk assessment
Immovable Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage value



Original title

Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis





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Romão, X.; Paupério, E.; Pereira, N., 'Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis', Conservar Património 25 (2017) 23-36,

Romão, X., Paupério, E., & Pereira, N. (2017). Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis. Conservar Património, 25 23-36. DOI:10.14568/cp2016030.

Romão, Xavier, Esmeralda Paupério, and Nuno Pereira. 2017. "Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis." Conservar Património 25:23-36. doi:10.14568/cp2016030.

ROMÃO, Xavier [et al.] – Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 25 (2017) 23-36 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:>. ISSN 21829942.

ROMÃO, Xavier; PAUPÉRIO, Esmeralda; PEREIRA, Nuno. Avaliação expedita do risco sísmico de bens culturais imóveis. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 25, p. 23-36, 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: .


Received: 2016-14-20
Revised: 2017-4-21
Accepted: 2017-5-4
Online: 2017-5-7


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