The enhancement of local resources: research, teaching and experimentations in L’Aquila


The construction sector has a major impact on current environmental issues. Through cost-effectiveness, it is possible to encourage construction sector operators to trigger voluntary environmental protection mechanisms. The use of local resources (including waste materials) is one of the possible strategies but requires specific and interdisciplinary training involving many aspects, including context analysis, demolition management, durability and reversibility control, and the ability to identify the performance of the construction system. The paper illustrates a path of research, teaching and experimentations concluded with the design and realization in self-construction of temporary modules, reusing waste materials from post-seismic reconstruction in L’Aquila.