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DICII - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica
Università di Roma Tor Vergata
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  • Tullia Iori is Professor at Rome "Tor Vergata" University (2013-today).
  • Born in 1969, she studied Civil Engineering (1987-1993) and she earned her PhD in 1999. She was Research Fellow (1999-2001), Assistant Professor (2001 -2005), Associate Professor (2005-2012) and then, since 2013, Professor at the Roma Tor Vergata University.
  • Since 2013, she is Coordinator of the 5-years Master degree "Architectural Engineering".
    Since 2014, she is Director of the Phd Program “Civil Engineering".
    She teaches Technical Architecture 2 to Architectural Engineering students.
  • Her research subjects include the History of Construction, the History of structural engineering and the conservation of modern architecture.
    She is Deputy Principal Investigator in the ERC Advanced Grant 2011 funded research “SIXXI - XX Century Structural Engineering: the Italian Contribution”, around 1 million euros budget (2012-2017). She directs, with Sergio Poretti, a research group (12 PHD students and Research Fellows) focused on History of Structural Engineering in Italy in XX Century. She is coordinator of Research agreements with public Italian Istitution, for exploitation of archives and heritage (Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports - MIT, ANAS, Archivio Centrale dello Stato, etc.). For more details see: www.sixxi.eu
  • She was curator of exhibitions on the history of Structural Engineering. More recent:
    - "Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture as challenge", held in MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, 12/2010 - 04/2011 (Rome issue, with Carlo Olmo and Sergio Poretti);
    - "Pier Luigi Nervi for FAO", FAO, Rome, 05/2011-07/2011 (with Sergio Poretti);
    - "Strutture romane. Montuori, Musmeci, Nervi", held in MAXXI, Roma, 04/2014-10/2014 (with Margherita Guccione);
    - "L’Autostrada del Sole", held in Bologna, Federbeton Pavillion, 50° SAIE, October 2014 (with S. Poretti and I. Giannetti).
  • The result of her research work has been published in many journal articles, essays, books that have been widely circulated and appreciated by the scientific community. More recents books: Il cemento armato in Italia dalle origini alla seconda Guerra mondiale (2001); Ingegneria italiana (ed., 2007); Pier Luigi Nervi. L'Ambasciata d'Italia a Brasilia (with Sergio Poretti, 2008); Pier Luigi Nervi (2009); 150 anni di storia del cemento in Italia. Le opere, gli uomini, le imprese (2011); Pier Luigi Nervi. Architettura come Sfida. Roma. Ingegno e costruzione. Guida alla mostra (with Sergio Poretti, 2010); Ingegneria oggi (ed., 2012); SIXXI 1. Storia dell'ingegneria strutturale in Italia (ed., 2014); SIXXI 2. Storia dell'ingegneria strutturale in Italia (ed., 2015).
    In 2003, she was awarded the Edoardo Benvenuto Prize for her Phd research on the history of Reinforced Concrete in Italy.
  • She worked on research projects funded by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (PRIN, Project of Relevant National Interest) since 1998 to 2012 about Italian Construction History.
    These include:
    - "Modern Construction in Italy: Procedures and Techniques for Conservation and Restoration" (PRIN, 1998-2000);
    - "Modern Construction in Italy: INA-Casa Housing Properties (1949-1963). Procedures and techniques for conservation and restoration” (PRIN, 2000-2002);
    - "Modern Italian Architecture in the Thirities and Fourties. A Manual for Conservation and Restoration” (PRIN, 2003-2005);
    - "Architectural Construction in Post-war Italy (1945-65). Conservation and Restoration Techniques and Procedures” (PRIN, 2006-2008);
    - "Industrial Construction in Italy 1960-1980. Methods and Techniques for Conservation and Exploitation" (PRIN, 2010-2012).
  • She has been engaged in a number of applied research projects, financed by public and private agencies to conserve and restore important architectural works of the twentieth century. In particular, the most recent include:
    - The Ferroconcrete Magliana Pavillion in Rome by Pier Luigi Nervi, for which, with the sponsorization of Italcementi Group, in 2013 has been curated the restoration of the ferroconcrete walls and roof;
    - the Post Office Building on piazza Bologna in Rome (by Mario Ridolfi, 1933-35), for which, on behalf of Poste Spa (the Italian Postal System), the proprietor, in 2008 has been elaborated a project to restore the most significant architectural features (agreement between Department/Superintendence);
    - Confindustria Building in viale dell'Astronomia at Eur in Rome, for which, on behalf of Aedificatio spa, the proprietor, in 2007 has been elaborated guidelines for its restoration;
    - the Post Office Building on Via Marmorata in Rome (by Adalberto Libera, 1933-35), for which, on behalf of Poste Spa (the Italian Postal System), the proprietor, in 1999-2000, has been elaborated a project to restore the most significant architectural features (agreement between Department/Superintendence);
    - The Brion monumental Tomb in S. Vito di Altivole (C. Scarpa, 1968-76), for which after has been involved as a teacher in a seminar organized by the "Andrea Palladio" International Centre for Architectural Studies (CISA) in June 2004, in collaboration with the Office for Architecture and Contemporary Arts (MAXXI), on behalf of the Regione Veneto and the State-Region Committee for Carlo Scarpa's Works, has conducted a pilot project that will serve as a model for the restoration of the Venetian architect's masterpieces (agreement between Department/Superintendence);
    - The Crafts Pavilion in Sassari, Sardegna (by U. Badas, 1952-58), for which, on behalf of the Architectural Works Superintendence, has been elaborated a project for the restoration and reuse of the building (agreement between Department/Superintendence/Sardinia Region);
    - the Civiltà Italiana Building at EUR in Rome (by E. Lapadula, G. Guerrini, M. Romano, 1938-43), for which on behalf of the EUR Spa Agency, proprietor of the building, has been conducted the analytical research on architectural and technical aspects (2000); afterward, on behalf of the Rome Architectural Works Superintendence, has been elaborated the guidelines for an international call for the transformation of the Audiovisuals Museum (2001) and the restoration project for the architectural features to be preserved, which is currently underway;
    - The Casa del Fascio in Como (G. Terragni, 1928-33), for which, after has been involved as a teacher in a seminar organized by the "Andrea Palladio" International Centre for Architectural Studies (CISA) in 1998, has been involved in the research team for elaborating the guidelines for its restoration. (The guidelines were not adopted.)