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Title: Road engineering and traditional building methods: The example of old roads in the Gran Canaria Island
Other Titles: Ingeniería caminera y artes constructivas tradicionales: El ejemplo de los caminos antiguos de la Isla de Gran Canaria
Authors: Franesqui García, Miguel Ángel 
UNESCO Clasification: 33 Ciencias tecnológicas
3305 Tecnología de la construcción
3329 Planificación urbana
Keywords: Buildings
Civil engineering
Drainage
Road construction
Issue Date: 2006
Journal: Revista de Obras Publicas 
Abstract: The article presents a historical documentary research work, supplemented by field work and technical analysis, on traditional road engineering in insular territory isolated from continental road networks. The work studies the organization of the road network and its evolution, typology and construction techniques, tools and traditional materials, from the pre-Hispanic period and the centuries following the Moorish Conquest, up to the 19th century. The many divisions and mountainous terrain of Gran Canaria has traditionally conditioned the routes of roads and the engineering required for their construction, The building techniques required in traditional roads range from land levelling, to retention, drainage and overpass works. Cobble stones were systematically employed in road surfacing and there was wide-spread use of dry-stone walling.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47692
ISSN: 0034-8619
Source: Revista de Obras Publicas [ISSN 0034-8619], v. 153 (3471), p. 59-72
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