Stone pavements.

History, conservation, valorisation and design

Acronimo: Stone pavements: investigation strategies


The project, which sees the synergy of five specialized and complementary Research Units, intends to reach the scientific and therefore systematic examination of the process of studying the stone roads. Starting from the ancient Roman stone roads that, in a completely innovative way, will be subjected, for the first time, to structural back – analysis with advanced non-invasive investigation tools. The research team will put in place advanced geometric survey strategies and the same futuristic graphic and 3D physical restitution technique around the fascinating pavements of the Roman road network, which has very different constructive and constitutive features. In doing so, the research team aims to attain the reconstruction of laboratory-scale models and the real size of pilot logs for advanced mechanical studies. These strategies and techniques are described and managed by original I-BIM and H-BIM tools which are invariably supervised by archaeologists, researchers of the survey and the science of conservation of Cultural Heritage.

Project information

  • Funded by: Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca
  • Call: PRIN 2017
  • Start date: 2019
  • End date: 2022
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Roberto Gabrielli
  • Project Leader: Università degli studi di Parma (UNIPR)
  • Partners: Sapienza Università di Roma (UNIROMA1), Università di Trento (UNITN), Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” (UNINA).