Highly topical issue is the security of public and private buildings also as regards the elements not directly linked to the support structures, which, however, may determine risk to the safety of persons. Recent seismic events have caused huge damage with socio-economic repercussions. Not only human life was put at risk but the country’s economy and its historical and architectural heritage was damaged in the face of considerable economic resources necessary for the restoration of entire areas affected by these catastrophic events.
In that regard, this category of intervention is very useful as it provides immediate solutions in order to prevent possible damage. In the time the increase of the structural strength, the acting on those parts of the building which can contribute to the load bearing capacity, has been the main technique, but, especially in recent years, it is evident the importance of all those elements that very often do not contribute to the load bearing capacity of the structure and therefore are considered non-structural in the calculation model. These are pots, partition wall and secondary elements, which, although not directly connected to the load-bearing capacity, can cause loss of human lives and economic terms. These elements were the source of collapses that led to uninhabitable condition of buildings and losses and risks to human life.
The proposed system includes techniques that must be implemented in order to combat phenomena of detachment of structural element or of elements like pots, cement floor, etc, systems in order to prevent kinematic mechanisms out of the plane of the walls as the overturning of more or less extensive portions of partition wall ensuring an effective connection between the structural parts constituting the frame and the partition wall constituting the non-structural element. The systems proposed consist of bidirectional mesh made of high mechanical strength glass fiber with different weight, anchored to the structural elements (joists / beams and columns) by means of special connection systems.