Competence: Salesian San Juan Bosco work
Structure designer: Engineer Olori
Works director: Engineer Parigi
Almost the whole part of the intervention in the building is done with the technology of the classic micropoles, with all the constructions joint to them like: surfacing and joint ledges demolition and the corresponding reconstruction.
In the Church area, we need to avoid the removal of soils and keep intact the prestige works on the construction base. That is why the intervention was less invasive. We use the technology “mipoles GEO-SYSTEM®”
The “minipole GEO-SYSTEM®” technology, patented by Edilsystem, allow to make foundations with poles of small diameter, reducing the drilling dimensions as well as the ones of the machines, so that the damages are reduced.
Therefore, it is perfect for consolidating the foundations of the existing buildings, especially if we will have to do a bigger intervention for the improvement or adaptation to seismic events in the whole building.
The system consists on steel bars with their fixing nuts, sleeves, drilling heads, in addition to the concretes/ injection resins.
The hollow bars are inserted in the construction base that we want to consolidate, with rotatory drillings (rotatory percussive) with the existing foundations until getting to the ground under the foundations and the depth stablished on the project.
The minipole head is fitted and anchored to the building foundations with an injection concrete “Microgroud Injection Anchor”, especially studied and tested for “minipoles GEO-SYSTEM®”, to ensure an appropriate transference for the stress between the wall and the cylindrical gripping surface of the minipole head, without needing to make lips on c.a.. For stress we meant the maximum applicable tangency to the existing construction.
The anchoring length of the head is calculated and verified with the mechanical characteristics of the existing construction in situ.
The injection of the minipole body in contact with the ground can be made with two products: expansive concrete or expansive resin. The choice of the material depends on the existing ground type in situ: loose soils needs expansive resin injections.
In this case, it has been used expansive concrete “Geo-XP”, especially studied and tested in our laboratories for the injection of “minipoles GEO-SYSTEM®”.
Even with smaller drilling diameters that the traditional minipoles, the adoption of resins and/or concretes with expansive characteristics, give to the system a high capacity to the transferred axial charges from the superstructure.
The total system is calculated and verified with the Technical Building Regulations – NTC 2008 (D.M14/1/2008); furthermore, it does not affect the esthetic of the construction because the minipole is all inside the wall and the invasive reduction of the works that don’t need the demolition of the existing surfacing.
All these characteristics make it suited to be used in interested properties for neighborhood.
Defense plan used for the consolidation of the foundations of Don Bosco Oratory.
The Institution building was built in 1935 and was accessed by the hospice, the entry of the former convent. In 1953 two floors and a semi-basement was built until Via Porcionari (THE CURRENT VIA SAN JUAN BOSCO). This building was elevated with another floor.
In 1965 in front of the Institution, an oratory was built with containment efforts to have enough space for two floors and a court, with the street level entry in the upper floor.
In 1965 the Vocational training building was constructed, with the demolition of the upper yard and independent entry in Via Duca Degli Abbruzi. This allows to restructure the institute environments to get 100 rooms (for the community, college students and guests) and some rooms for different activities.
Since the 8th of September, 1950, the legal personality is recognized to the Salesian house called “San Juan Bosco Salesian society”, with headquarters in L’Aquila (DPR n.872). In the same year, the former convent was officially donated by the Communal council of L’Aquila, to the Salesian Society.
The College: was closed after the earthquake.
“CFP” Professional Training Center: a part of the national training association CNOS-FAP.
It is followed by are about 100 of young people on his venue of Aquila, and about 300 on the others two venues of Abruzzo.
The Oratory: it is an institution that has seen generations of children and adolescents, making inroads in the sensitivity of L’Aquila, that has a great appeal for both the summer center, which organizes the training groups “Savio Club” for children from middle and junior high, both for the fact that some groups are part of the Oratory: PGS, scouts, dance, boys of the catechism, youth leaders.
The Theatre-Cinema: was closed after the earthquake.
Since 1996, through the 240-seat hall, the Institute offers a cultural service that harmonizes with the Salesian Work and is appreciated from the city. Projections are made for at least 270 days.
Through the CGS, it is organized every year festivals of art films, independent Italian cinema, the old cinema, documentary and other events.
Attraverso il CGS, si organizzano ogni anno rassegne di film d’autore, del cinema italiano indipendente, del cinema storico, del documentario ed altri eventi. Also appreciated the course of cinematography for middle and high school.
In recent years he has had many other awards and honorable mentions, including in 2000 the “Sal Fiction” as the best art-house cinema of Italy.
The Welcome: for church groups, school camps, volunteers; currently inactive as a result of the earthquake.