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Maurizio Piazza
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Professor, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering

Courses: Timber Structures (Tecnica delle Costruzioni III)

Address:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Strutturale
FacoltÓ di Ingegneria - UniversitÓ degli Studi di Trento
via Mesiano, 77, 38050 TRENTO

Tel. 0461 882535/503 - Fax: 0461 882505

e-mail: Maurizio.Piazza@ing.unitn.it email
e-mail: pzmau@tin.itemail
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May 9, 1953, date of birth.
March 1978: degree in Civil Engineering, University of Padova, cum laude.
June 1978 - October 1983: teaching and research activity in Structural Analysis and Design at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padova; professional activity for industry, as consultant engineer (steel and concrete structures).
October 1983: winner in a selection for university Researcher (regular position), at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padova; underwent in 1986/87 the evaluation to be confirmed, having successfully passed this last has been enrolled as permanent researcher from October 27th, 1986.
October 1983 - October 1992: Researcher (regular position) and Assistant Professor in Structural Analysis and Design, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padova; study and research activities at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padova in the field of Structural Analysis.
1990/91 and 1991/92: Associate Professor (as substitute teacher) in Structural Analysis and Design, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento.
1992: winner of the National selection for Associate Professor position, in the group "Structural Analysis and Design".
November 1, 1992: Associate professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento.
From October 1992: Research activities at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento (Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering).
From 1996: member of the Committee and teacher in the Ph. D. Program in "Modelling, Conservation and Control of Materials and Structures" at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of the University of Trento.
2001: winner of the selection for Full Professor position, in the group "Structural Design" (H07B-Tecnica delle costruzioni), University of L'Aquila.
In his didactic activity has been responsible for about 100 graduation thesis in the field of structural design and static rehabilitation, at the Universities of Padova and Trento.
Prof. Piazza moreover has been and is involved in didactic activity as a teacher in the frame of the post-graduate course "Metodologie e Tecniche di Recupero e Restauro Edilizio" (Static restoration), organised since 1986 by the University of Padova. Prof. Piazza has carried out research activities in fields typical of the structural design and of the structural rehabilitation, initially at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni of the University of Padova (1978/92), then at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of the University of Trento.

His research activity covered different themes, mentioned hereafter and whose results are published, partially at least, in the papers quoted in the references:
1) steel structures for civil buildings and connections (welded or bolted) for steel structures;
2) connections in metallic tubular structures;
3) earthquake resistant steel structures;
4) composite steel-concrete structures;
5) steel grade for reinforced concrete bars and structural safety;
6) existing timber structures: mechanical characterisation;
7) rehabilitation procedures for existing timber structures;
8) static and seismic behaviour of traditional timber structures;
9) traditional connections in timber structures;
10) innovative connection systems in glued laminated timber;
11) fire resistance of structures and of timber structures.

Researches on wood as a structural material have been carried out within different Research Projects of national interest funded by the Italian Ministry of University (MURST): "Timber structures: behaviour of the connections" (years 1990-1993), involving the Universities of Trento, Milano, Pavia, Firenze and Padova. In this project he has been responsible for the Padova operating unit. He was member, in the same period (from 1989 to 1993), of the RILEM Technical Committe on Timber Structures TC.112 "Creep in timber structures", that issued, under the same title, the Report edited by P. Morlier.
Prof. Piazza has been involved in the Trento operating unit of the MURST project of national interest "Problems concerning the analysis and preservation of historic buildings " (Universities of Ancona, Basilicata, Calabria, Catania, Firenze, Genova, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Roma, Roma III, Torino, Trento, Venezia), from 1994 to 1996 (scientific co-ordinator of the programme: prof. Salvatore Di Pasquale, Firenze).
At the University of Trento, he has been involved in the research project of relevant national interest: "The project of the preservation: guidelines for the preliminary analyses, the intervention, the control of the efficiency", from 1999 to 2001 (scientific co-ordinator of the programme: prof. Amedeo Bellini, Milano).
Prof. Maurizio Piazza is member of the Working Group 20 "Wood and wood materials", within the Commission "Beni culturali - NORMAL" of UNI, dealing with standards about diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage. In this context, he is responsible and rapporteur for the project n. 14 " Cultural Heritage. Wooden artworks. Load bearing structures in buildings. Proposals for the preliminary evaluation, the design and the execution of works".
Besides being member of the mentioned Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires d'Essais et de Recherches sur les Materiaux et les Constructions (RILEM), is member of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), of the Collegio dei Tecnici dell'Acciaio (CTA), of the Collegio dei Tecnici dell'Edilizia (CTE).

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- Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires d'Essais et de Recherches sur les Materiaux et les Constructions (RILEM)
- International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
- CTA Collegio dei Tecnici dell'Acciaio (College of Steel Technicians and Designers)
- CTE Collegio dei Tecnici dell'Edilizia (College of Technicians and Designers of Civil and Industrial Buildings)
- ATE Associazione Tecnici dell'Edilizia (Association of Technicians and Designers of Civil and Industrial Buildings)

- From 1989 to 1993, member of the RILEM Technical Committe on Timber Structures TC.112 "Creep in timber structures" (Report edited by P. Morlier).
- From 1990, member of the Working Group 20 "Legno e derivati" (Wood and wood materials), whithin the Commission "Beni culturali - NORMAL" of UNI, the Italian Public Body for Standardization.
- Member of COST Action C 12 "Improving building structural quality by new technologies".

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4.1 RESEARCH TOPICS
Prof. Piazza has carried out research activities in fields typical of the structural design and of the structural rehabilitation, initially at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni of the University of Padova (1978/1992), then at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of the University of Trento. The research has been and is mainly devoted to the themes mentioned hereafter, and whose results are published, partially at least, in the papers quoted in the references (Section 9).

4.1.1 STEEL STRUCTURES FOR CIVIL BUILDINGS AND CONNECTIONS FOR STEEL STRUCTURES
The research has been done, mainly, at the 'Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni' of the University of Padova, and based on experimental and numerical models. A notable research activity has been done on the well known bolted end-plate connection, on the connections made with bolts in shear, and on the friction connections with pre-loaded bolts.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/1 Br/, /2 Br/, /1 Jo/, /3 Ci/, /1 Cit/, /2 Cit/, /5 Cit/, /18 Cit/, /1 Re/, /1 Tp/

4.1.2 CONNECTIONS IN METALLIC TUBULAR STRUCTURES
Different typologies of bolted connections to be used in metallic tubular structures have been studied and experimentally tested, with a particular emphasis on the Flowdrill? system. The research has been partially funded by the 'Comité International pour le Dévelopment et l’Étude de la Construction Tubulaire' (CIDECT); a possible normative formulation, to be included as Annex in Eurocode 3, has been proposed.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/12 Jo/, /13 Jo/, /14 Jo/, /27 Jo/, /13 Ci/, /16 Cit/, /17 Cit/

4.1.3 EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STEEL STRUCTURES
The research was based on a number of experimental and numerical tests done on particular joints to be implemented in steel structures for civil buildings, with particular regard to earthquake resistant structures, in order to improve the structural overall ductility.
To this end, Prof. Piazza has developed a project of a bi-directional testing machine for displacement controlled tests on structural elements and components, based on a computer controlled electric jack, with a capacity of 300 kN, maximum stroke ?200 mm (global 400 mm), at the University of Padova (years 1985/87).
Some original elasto-plastic devices have been proposed in order to provide good energy dissipation during the seismic event and suitable to be easily incorporated in the steel frames of buildings.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Jo/, /7 Jo/, /8 Jo/, /11 Jo/, /1 Ci/, /4 Ci/, /4 Cit/, /8 Cit/, /9 Cit/, /10 Cit/, /14 Cit/

4.1.4 COMPOSITE STEEL-CONCRETE STRUCTURES
In the period 1984-1986, research activity has been devoted also to the behaviour of the shear - connections in the well known steel - concrete composite structure, with special attention to the influence of the stiffness of different kinds of connectors on the overall behaviour of the composite structure. Comparisons have been given between numerical and physical models, regarding the behaviour of composite bridge decks.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/12 Bc/, /6 Jo/, /6 Cit/

4.1.5 STEEL GRADE FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE BARS AND STRUCTURAL SAFETY
The research profits by the availability of the data base of the Laboratory of the 'Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle costruzioni' of the Univeristy of Padova, regarding the quality control of the steel bars to be used for building r.c. structures and, specifically, to new production technologies of those bars (e.g. Tempcore? process). The relations between normative requirements (Italian and European), actual production, and structural global safety have been studied, with special regard to ductility requirements for earthquake resistant r.c. structures.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/7 Ci/, /12 Cit/

4.1.6 EXISTING TIMBER STRUCTURES: MECHANICAL CHARACTERISATION
For the static restoration of timber structures, the choice of the methods for strengthening the same structures is mainly connected to their mechanical properties: the knowledge of these characteristics allows to select the adequate operative strategy. An adequate non-destructive on site experimentation allows to derive indication about those characteristics and/or on the residual life of some particular structures (e.g. bridges). The research programme on this subject has been set up since 1993, at D.M.S.E. of University of Trento, by prof. Piazza, also with the co-operation of some local government institutions and different Research Organization (CNR, National Research Council). It has been demonstrated that the combination of different ND testing techniques can give useful information for estimating timber mechanical properties and, occasionally, grading timber elements.
A special patent pending device for the execution of on site hardness test has been set up, and calibrated on the basis of a statistically significant number of tests on ancient load bearing timber elements.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Bc/, /7 Bc/, /8 Bc/, /25 Jo/, /9 Ci/, /14 Ci/, /30 Ci/, /11 Cit/, /13 Cit/

4.1.7 REHABILITATION PROCEDURES FOR EXISTING TIMBER STRUCTURES
The static restoration of timber elements and timber structures is a research topic of particular interest for Italian regions. Prof. Piazza is involved in different research projects, pre-normative activities, and professional activities.
Since early 80s, he was interested in the development of the well known timber - concrete composite structure to be used for refurbishment purpose, and specifically when an earthquake resistant structure is required. A number of full-scale specimens have been tested, and now this restoration technique is well established in Italy.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Br/, /1 Bc/, /3 Bc/, /6 Bc/, /9 Bc/, /10 Bc/, /13 Bc/, /15 Bc/, /2 Jo/, /3 Jo/, /4 Jo/, /9 Jo/, /15 Jo/, /21 Jo/, /5 Ci/, /6 Ci/, /8 Ci/, /23 Ci/, /28 Ci/, /29 Ci/, /31 Ci/, /33 Ci/, /3 Cit/, /15 Cit/, /22 Cit/, /24 Cit/

4.1.8 STATIC AND SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR OF TRADITIONAL TIMBER STRUCTURES
Rehabilitation of old historic buildings often requires retrofitting of traditional timber connections. Experimental and numerical methods have been used to study the elastic and post-elastic behaviour of some traditional timber structures, which recur with great frequency in old timber roof structures, especially in the Mediterranean and Alpine region. Moreover, in those regions, it is of particular importance to have an important knowledge of the structural behaviour in the case of earthquake, in order to correctly orient the interventions with the aim of improving structural performance against such accidental actions
The research program has investigated the behaviour of old timber structures and examined retrofitting criteria. The main parameters affecting the mechanical behaviour of the elements and of the connections have been singled out and their effects quantified by means of experimental and numerical analyses. It has been demonstrated that the behaviour factor that may be expected from retrofitted timber structures reaches levels corresponding to newly designed structures.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Br/, /17 Jo/, /19 Jo/, /24 Jo/, /26 Jo/, /19 Ci/, /20 Ci/, /27 Ci/, /20 Cit/, /21 Cit/

4.1.9 TRADITIONAL CONNECTIONS IN TIMBER STRUCTURES
Carpentry connections were extensively used in traditional timber structures. The project of refurbishment of existing buildings involves, frequently, the retrofitting of those traditional connections, especially when an improved seismic performance must be assured to the restored structure. An experimental and numerical research activity has been carried out with the aim of demonstrating the actual possibilities of traditional connections used in timber structures, specifically when their seismic behaviour is involved. Testing the rotational capability of carpentry joints retrofitted with different metal connectors has supplied information on capacity and post-elastic behaviour as well as indications on modes of failure at collapse. The effectiveness and possible inadequacies of the various types of reinforcement have appeared. A synthetic model for the cyclic behaviour has been formulated for such a connection, implemented in a finite element format, and used in the analysis of timber structures in seismic conditions. The model has been verified with full-scale experimentation on a roof truss. Different reinforcing methods have been compared on the basis of experimental observation and calculated structural response. The study has shown that a satisfactory post-elastic response, comparable to that of new structures, may be reached for suitably retrofitted structures, with an adequate performance in seismic conditions and without excessive stiffness increase and inappropriate modification of the original behaviour of the connection.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Br/, /2 Bc/, /7 Bc/, /11 Bc/, /16 Jo/, /17 Jo/, /19 Jo/, /18 Ci/, /24 Ci/, /23 Cit/, /4 Tp/

4.1.10 INNOVATIVE ELEMENTS AND CONNECTION SYSTEMS IN GLULAM
The research is focused on the innovative connections for glulam structures, made with glued-in steel bars parallel or perpendicular to the grain, or with steel plates. A number of significant results from the experimental tests have been presented and discussed, and some proposals are given regarding the implementation of simplified numerical models in order to adequately simulate the actual behaviour of the proposed connections. With regard to the technological transfer, results of the research have been used for timber structures in some civil and industrial buildings.
Recently, prof. Piazza is involved in a research project with an italian glulam factory in order to make possible an easy and cheap industrial process in order to include steel or CFRP small elements into glulam elements, so as to manufacture reinforced glued laminated timber.
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/5 Br/, /4 Bc/, /14 Bc/, /20 Jo/, /23 Jo/, /2 Ci/, /11 Ci/, /21 Ci/, /25 Ci/, /26 Ci/, /32 Ci/, /7 Cit/, /2 Re/, /2 Tp/

4.1.11 FIRE RESISTANCE OF STRUCTURES AND OF TIMBER STRUCTURES
A thorough research programme has been carried out, since 1993, in co-operation with the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering (University of Trento) and the Wood Technology Institute (National Research Council, Rome). It envisages the running of real physical tests in furnaces on full-size models of timber elements and timber - based composite structures, with the purpose of being able to propose suitable numerical models to represent and, hence, to predict fire behaviour of timber elements.
Since any structure performance depends, obviously, on its material, this being true for static performance but also for fire behaviour, the assessment of the fire performance of a structure is closely connected to the assessment of the fire reaction of its components. Another research subject on this topic is then the evaluation of the performance of some intumescent coatings acting in wooden materials both as flame retardants and thermal insulators, to improve not only the reaction to fire but also the static performance of a timber element subject to fire, by reducing the charring rate.
Some results of the research have been transferred to a very important sector of the Italian Industrial world (Fireproof doors and windows).
Journal and Conference Papers, parts of Book, Reports:
/4 Br/, /10 Jo/, /18 Jo/, /22 Jo/, /10 Ci/, /12 Ci/, 15 Ci/, /16 Ci/, /17 Ci/, /22 Ci/, /19 Cit/, /3 Tp/

4.2 RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
The main grants, for which prof. Piazza has been responsible, are here reported (only those financed by Public bodies).
- Research of National interest, financed by the Italian Ministry for University and Research MURST, "Strutture di legno, meccanica delle connessioni", with the following participating Universities: Firenze, Milano, Padova, Pavia, Trento; prof. Piazza was responsible for the University of Padova, 1990/93.
- Research on new bolted connection systems for metallic tubular structures, co-funded by CIDECT Comité International pour le Dévelopment et l’Étude de la Construction Tubulaire, 1992/96.
- Research of National interest, financed by the Italian Ministry for University and Research MURST, “Problemi inerenti l’analisi e la conservazione del costruito storico”, with the following participating Universities: Ancona, Basilicata, Calabria, Catania, Firenze, Genova, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Roma, Roma III, Torino, Trento, Venezia, 1994/96.
- Research of National interest, financed by the Italian Ministry for University and Research MURST, “Il progetto di conservazione: linee metodologiche per le analisi preliminari, l’intervento, il controllo di efficacia”, with the following participating Universities: Basilicata, Ferrara, Genova, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Trento, 1999/2000.
- Prof. Piazza is at present responsible for the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of the three-year research Project "Strategies for a Ductile Behaviour of Timber structural components" (CoDuLe), co-funded by the local government institution 'Provincia Autonoma di Trento', with the following participating institutions: Wood Technology Institute, National Research Council (currently Trees and Timber Institute), S. Michele all'Adige (Trento); Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento; Department of Structural Engineering, Politecnico of Milano; Istituto per la Pioppicoltura, Casale Monferrato.

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5.1 COURSES
Assistant
- Assistant for Theory and Design of Structures, at the University of Padova (A.Y. 1979/80, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1982/83).
- Assistant Professor (Researcher, regular position) for Theory and Design of Structures, at the University of Padova (A.Y. 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92).
- Assistant Professor (Researcher, regular position) for Structural Analysis and Design I, for Civil Engineering, at the University of Padova (A.Y. 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92).
- Assistant Professor (Researcher, regular position) for Structural Analysis and Design, for Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Padova (A.Y. 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92).

Teaching Activity
- Structural Analysis and Design II, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento (A.Y. 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, and 1999/2000).
The course deals with the theory and the design of civil buildings, stressing the importance of the technical and economic criteria at the basis of the structural design, and giving some basic information for designing and verifying the main structural elements in civil buildings, pre-fabricated structures, masonry structures, steel-concrete composite structures. Students are requested to develop the project of a significant civil building during the course; the examination is then followed by an oral test.
(Total number of lectures: 80 hours. Total number of classwork sessions: 40 hours).
- Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento (A.Y. 1992/93).
The course deals with special problems in the design of R.C. structures and pre-stressed R.C. elements, with particular emphasis to those involved in the construction of industrial buildings and of bridges. Students are requested to develop the project of a pre-stressed element for the roof structure of an industrial building or a simple bridge.
(Total number of lectures: 80 hours. Total number of classwork sessions: 40 hours).
- Structural Analysis and Design III (Analysis and design of timber structures), at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento (A.Y. 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04).
The course deals with the theory and the design of timber structures and it is addressed to the last year course’s students of the Civil Engineering education curricula. It introduces the main concepts for the analysis and design of timber structural systems to be applied in residential, social, industrial buildings, bridges as well as for the inspection work and the restoration techniques of existing timber structures. Students are requested to develop the project of a significant timber structure during the course or to make some written exercises at the end of the course. The examination is then followed by an oral test.
(Total number of lectures: 80 hours. Total number of classwork sessions: 40 hours).
- Building Materials: Timber and Wood based Materials, for Ph.D. students of XVII, XVIII, XIX cycles in "Design, preservation and control of materials and structures” (A.Y. 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04).
Advanced course for Ph.D students, dealing with the theory and the design of timber structures, and timber-concrete composite structures.

Examination Committees
- Theory and Design of Structures, University of Padova (A.Y. 1979/80, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92).
- Structural Analysis and Design I, for Civil Engineering, University of Padova (A.Y. 1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92).
- Structural Analysis and Design II, University of Trento (A.Y. 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, and 1999/2000).
- Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures, University of Trento (A.Y. 1992/93).
- Structural Analysis and Design III (Timber structures), University of Trento (A.Y. 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04).

5.2 DIFFERENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Different teaching activities in post-graduate courses or advanced courses for engineers and architects are here reported.
1) Le strutture composte nel consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1991-92, University of Padova, Vicenza, May 16, 1992.
2) Strutture composte e consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1992-93, University of Padova, Vicenza, April 2, 1993.
3) Strutture miste acciaio-calcestruzzo: verifica degli elementi bidimensionali, Course “Le strutture di acciaio nelle costruzioni civili e industriali”, CTA and College of Engineers of Caserta, Caserta, April 7, 1993.
4) Eurocodice 4, strutture miste acciaio-calcestruzzo: verifica degli elementi bidimensionali, Short course on Eurocodes, CTA and College of Engineers of Bolzano, Bolzano, November 19, 1993.
5) Il fuoco nelle strutture consolidate, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1993-94, University of Padova, Vicenza, March 12, 1994.
6) Strutture composte nel consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1993-94, University of Padova, Vicenza, May 14, 1994.
7) Il comportamento al fuoco delle tipologie lignee consolidate, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1994-95, University of Padova, Vicenza, April 7, 1995.
8) Le strutture composte nel consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1994-95, University of Padova, Vicenza, May 12, 1995.
9) Tecniche di consolidamento di strutture in legno: esempi di intervento, Course “Tecniche di analisi non distruttive”, Post-graduate School 'Storia, analisi e valutazione dei beni architettonici e ambientali', Politecnico of Torino, Aosta, October 3, 1995.
10) Il consolidamento delle strutture lignee, Short course for College of Engineers of Vallagarina, Rovereto (Trento), November 23, 1995.
11) Eurocodice 4, strutture composte acciaio-calcestruzzo: verifica degli elementi bidimensionali, Short course “Le strutture di acciaio nelle costruzioni civili ed industriali”, CTA and College of Engineers of Cosenza, Cosenza, December 7, 1995.
12) Le strutture lignee: dissesti ed interventi di consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1995-96, University of Padova, Vicenza, March 22, 1996.
13) La struttura lignea: conoscenza, analisi dei dissesti, interventi di consolidamento, Advanced course for "Tecnici esperti nel recupero edilizio", Regione Veneto, 1996, Venezia, June 21, 1996.
14) Solaio legno-c.a. e legno-legno. Metodo di calcolo secondo l’Eurocodice 5, Post-graduate course "Recupero del manufatto in legno nell’architettura", Istituto di Restauro dell’Architettura, Milano, November 22,1996.
15) Progettazione secondo il metodo semi-probabilistico agli stati limite di edifici in conglomerato cementizio armato, College of Engineers of Trento, Trento, December 20, 1996.
16) Impiego e recupero del legno nelle costruzioni, Invited lecturer for the course Structural Analysis and Design, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, May 9, 1997.
17) Dissesti ed interventi di consolidamento nelle strutture lignee, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1996-97, University of Padova, Padova, May 23, 1997.
18) Eurocodice 5 - Progetto di strutture in legno. Verifiche di sicurezza: resistenza, stabilità deformabilità. Verifica in presenza di incendio, Post-graduate course "Il progettista europeo: gli Eurocodici e la progettazione strutturale", organized by Consorzio CREA and Regione Marche, Pescara, June 4, 1997.
19) Le strutture in legno: degrado, diagnostica, recupero, Post-graduate School 'Storia, analisi e valutazione dei beni architettonici e ambientali', Politecnico of Torino, May 19, 1998.
20) Il recupero delle strutture lignee, Lectures for post-graduate course “Esperto del recupero architettonico mediante utilizzazione di tecnologie informatiche”, project n. 6969, Regione Lombardia, FSE 1997, Edolo (Brescia), January 29, 1999.
21) Le strutture lignee: dissesti ed interventi di consolidamento, Post-graduate course "Metodologie e tecniche di recupero e restauro edilizio", A.Y. 1998-99, University of Padova, Vicenza, March 20, 1999.
22) Il legno ed il suo utilizzo nelle costruzioni: 1) Classificazione e caratteristiche generali, 2) L'utilizzo del legno nelle costruzioni, Post-graduate course F.S.E., project 4 - 2 "Architettura del legno: normativa, tecnologia ed applicazioni", ARES Istituto di ricerca e studi giuridici e ambientali, Udine, February 11 and 18, 2000.
23) Resistenza al fuoco delle strutture di legno, Post-graduate course F.S.E "Professionalizzazione operatori sicurezza antincendio ", University of Pavia, Department of Structural Mechanics, Pavia, May 17, 2000.
24) Le strutture in legno, Post-graduate course F.S.E project n. 21952, 3.2.3, “Esperto del recupero architettonico mediante utilizzazione di tecnologie informatiche”, Regione Lombardia, Clusane d'Iseo (Brescia), October 3, 2000.
25) Linee guida e raccomandazioni per gli interventi sul costruito. Tecniche di intervento su coperture e solai, Post-graduate course “Le strutture portanti in legno: conservazione e consolidamento dell'esistente, il lamellare, le verifiche secondo Eurocodice 5", Siracusa, May 24, 2001.
26) Legno massiccio e lamellare, Lecture for the course on "Materiali strutturali nelle opere di ingegneria civile", College of Engineers of Udine, Udine, June 1, 2001.
27) Le normative di riferimento, Lecture for the course "Costruire con il legno", Master on Bioecology Architecture, organized by 'ANAB Associazione Nazionale Architettura Bioecologica', Centro Ecologia Alpina, M.te Bondone, Trento, October 28, 2001.
28) Le costruzioni esistenti in legno: tecniche costruttive, patologie, diagnostica, interventi, Lectures for the course "Tecnico del Recupero Urbano ed Edilizio", co-organized by University of Trento, "Istituto tecnico per geometri A. e P. Delai" (Bolzano), "Scuola per l'artigianato e l'industria L. Einaudi" (Bolzano), College of Engineers of Bolzano, Bolzano, 16.11.2001, 12.01.2002, 18.01.2002, 22.02.2002.
29) Diagnostica, studi ed esperienze su strutture in legno, Lectures for the Colleges of Engineers of Veneto, Vicenza, Treviso, Trento; 08.03.2002, 09.03.2002, 16.03.2002.
30) Rinforzo delle strutture lignee, Course "Composite Fiber Reinforced Materials for Structural Rehabilitation", organized by ANIDIS and SIKA-Italia, Roma, January 31, 2003.
31) Tecniche di analisi delle sollecitazioni di solai in legno rinforzati con soletta in calcestruzzo resa collaborante con le travi in legno, CISM post-graduate course “Strutture composte nelle nuove costruzioni, nel recupero e nei ponti – Tecniche di progetto avanzate”, CISM, Udine, March 26, 2003.
32) Il corretto approccio alla progettazione e riabilitazione delle strutture lignee, Workshop “Il legno: specie, proprietà ed approccio progettuale”, for the Colleges of Engineers of Marca Trevigiana, Treviso, April 4, 2003.
33) Rinforzo delle strutture lignee, Course "Composite Fiber Reinforced Materials for Structural Rehabilitation", organized by ANIDIS and SIKA-Italia, Lecce, May 15, 2003.
34) Strutture miste legno - calcestruzzo, Lectures for the Master “MICA Innovazione nella progettazione, riabilitazione e controllo delle strutture in cemento armato”, University of Roma "La Sapienza", May 28, 29, 30, 2003.
35) Rinforzo delle strutture lignee, Course "Composite Fiber Reinforced Materials for Structural Rehabilitation", organized by ANIDIS and SIKA-Italia, Milano, June 26, 2003.
36) Tipologie di strutture in legno: edifici, coperture, ponti, e Normativa: EC5, DIN, Lectures for the post-graduate course “Le strutture in legno – Progetto, realizzazione e conservazione”, College of Engineers of Milano, Milano, November 26, 27, 28, 2003.
37) Contenuti normativi per il restauro degli elementi strutturali lignei di interesse culturale previsti dalla UNI-Normal GL 20 ‘Legno e derivati’, Lecture for the post-graduate course “Corso di aggiornamento professionale sul Restauro Architettonico 2003”, College of Architects of Verona, Verona, December 6, 2003.
38) Problematiche relative alla progettazione sismica di strutture lignee, Lecture for the post-graduate course "La progettazione sismica delle strutture alla luce dei nuovi documenti normativi (Seismic design of structures)", Università degli Studi di Trento, February 27-28, March 5-6, 2004.

5.3 GRADUATION THESES
Prof. Maurizio Piazza has been tutor or co-tutor of about 40 thesis works at the University of Padova, in the period 1980/91, in the fields of structural analysis and design, and repairing and strengthening of existing structures (not reported here).
From 1992, he has been tutor of over 60 thesis works at the University of Trento, or co-tutor at the Universities of Padova and Pavia: they are here reported.
1) Sul comportamento delle piastre di calcestruzzo armato parzialmente prefabbricate ed alleggerite (dott. Santini Stefano, A.Y. 1992/93).
2) Nuove tipologie di collegamenti per elementi in legno lamellare - Tecniche realizzative ed analisi teorica e sperimentale (dott. Segata Corrado, A.Y. 1992/93).
3) Indagine sul comportamento statico di collegamenti nella tecnica del legno lamellare (dott. Gislimberti Roberto, A.Y. 1992/93).
4) Sistemi strutturali composti legno-alluminio. Analisi teorico-sperimentale ed applicazioni (dott. Gabardi Nicola, A.Y. 1992/93).
5) Strutture miste per il recupero di solai lignei. Indagine teorico-sperimentale (dott. Voltolini Renzo, A.Y. 1993/94).
6) Strutture composte lignee: comportamento al fuoco e resistenza residua dopo l’incendio. Indagine teorico-sperimentale (dott. Castelar Piergiorgio, A.Y. 1993/94).
7) Sul comportamento al fuoco delle strutture composte lignee. Indagine teorico-sperimentale (dott. Gasperetti Sergio, A.Y. 1993/94).
8) Pannelli sandwich legno-alluminio per applicazioni strutturali. Indagine teorica e sperimentale (dott. Tiefenthaler Alberto, A.Y. 1993/94).
9) Giunti tradizionali di strutture lignee di copertura (dott. Maestri Marina, A.Y. 1993/94).
10) Analisi teorica e considerazioni progettuali su ponti strallati con unico piano di cavi (dott. Gherardi Francesca, A.Y. 1993/94).
11) Produzione e programmazione negli stabilimenti di prefabbricazione di elementi in c.a. e c.a.p. - Studio di nuovo sistema costruttivo tridimensionale (dott. Zancanella Renato, A.Y. 1993/94).
12) Nuovo sistema di prefabbricazione lineare realizzato in officina foranea (dott. Paternoster Walter, A.Y. 1994/95).
13) Nuovo sistema di industrializzazione integrata per la realizzazione di uffici, ospedali e per l’edilizia residenziale (dott. Dallafior Claudio, A.Y. 1994/95).
14) Sulla resistenza al fuoco di elementi di acciaio e calcestruzzo in condizioni di assial-simmetria (dott. Fabbiani Mauro, University of Padova, A.Y. 1994/95).
15) Una particolare struttura di copertura per scavi archeologici. Progetto ed esempio applicativo (dott Perissinotto Maria Elisabetta, University of Padova, A.Y. 1994/95).
16) Comportamento dei nodi saldati nelle strutture di acciaio (dott. Pandolfo Francesco, University of Padova, A.Y. 1994/95).
17) Problemi di connessione duttile nelle strutture di legno (dott. Mazzero Ivan, University of Padova, A.Y. 1994/95).
18) Trave composta di legno a comportamento dissipativo (dott. Baldin Michele, University of Padova, A.Y. 1994/95).
19) Consolidamento di solai lignei mediante realizzazione di strutture composte lignee (dott. Raffaelli Massimo, A.Y. 1995/96).
20) Indagini non distruttive per la valutazione della resistenza delle strutture lignee e murarie dell'edilizia storica (dott. Furlani Debora, A.Y. 1995/96).
21) Comportamento statico e tecniche di consolidamento dei collegamenti nelle strutture lignee tradizionali - Analisi teorico-sperimentale (dott. Alfarè Andrea, A.Y. 1995/96).
22) Il comportamento strutturale delle capriate lignee realizzate con collegamenti tradizionali - Modelli matematici ed indagine sperimentale (dott. Modena Roberto, A.Y. 1995/96).
23) Comportamento di giunzioni innovative nella tecnica del legno lamellare - Analisi teorico - sperimentale (dott. Ferrari Alessandro, A.Y. 1995/96).
24) Comportamenti dissipativi di connessioni tra elementi lignei (dott. Bernardi Adriano, A.Y. 1995/96).
25) Nuovo tipo di pannello prefabbricato pluripiano per l'edilizia residenziale in c.a.p. (dott. Viola Stefano, A.Y. 1995/96).
26) L'impiego dei collanti epossidici nei collegamenti delle strutture lignee: analisi funzionale mediante prove di penetrazione nel legno di Picea Abies Karst (dott.ssa Nicoletta Redigolo,, Agripolis, Università di Padova, A.Y. 1996/97).
27) Effetti delle condizioni di applicazione e della specie legnosa sull'impiego di resine epossidiche nelle giunzioni legno-metallo (dott.ssa Maso Moira, Agripolis, Università di Padova, A.Y. 1996/97).
28) Stabilità al fuoco di elementi strutturali lignei trattati con prodotti intumescenti e fibre di vetro - Indagine teorico-sperimentale (dott. Erbi Paolo, A.Y. 1996/97).
29) Il legno lamellare per la copertura di uno spazio pubblico al servizio di un centro culturale (dott. Mora Stefano, A.Y. 1996/97).
30) Analisi teorico-sperimentale di strutture lignee tradizionali con collegamenti a parziale ripristino di continuità (dott. Binelli Fabio, A.Y. 1996/97).
31) Collegamento di elementi lignei mediante piastre metalliche incollate. Indagine teorica e sperimentale (dott. Demattè Marco, A.Y. 1996/97).
32) Comportamento in campo elastico e a rottura di giunti incollati legno-acciaio. Ricerca sperimentale (dott. Cattich Claudio, A.Y. 1996/97).
33) Il legno lamellare incollato: prove sperimentali per la classificazione e per la correlazione tra caratteristiche meccaniche delle lamelle e prestazioni delle travi (dott. Frutaz Luca, University of Pavia, A.Y. 1997/98).
34) Comportamento meccanico del legno e dei connettori in presenza di incendio (dott. Slongo Antonio, co-tutors: prof. M. Fontana, ing. Andrea Frangi, ETH Zürich, A.Y. 1998/99).
35) Coperture di grande luce in legno lamellare: confronto fra la normativa tedesca e quella europea (dott. Turini Patrick, A.Y. 1998/99).
36) Tecniche di progettazione automatizzata sulla base della normativa europea, per il calcolo, la verifica e la produzione di strutture di copertura tradizionali in legno (dott. Rosati Alessandro, A.Y. 1998/99).
37) Valutazione di caratteristiche meccaniche di elementi lignei prima e dopo interventi di consolidamento (dott. Valzolgher Massimo, A.Y. 1998/99).
38) Progetto di nuove tipologie di collegamento in strutture lignee mediante elementi metallici incollati – Confronto con soluzioni tradizionali (dott. Alberti Manuel, A.Y. 1998/99).
39) Comportamento non lineare di differenti sistemi di connessione per strutture composte legno – calcestruzzo. Analisi numerico sperimentale (dott. Bianchi Matteo, A.Y. 1998/99).
40) Mechano-sorptive creep in timber - Visco-plastic behaviour under cyclic moisture content variations (dott. Mattivi Matteo, co-tutor: prof. Bo Edlund, Chalmers University, Göteborg, A.Y. 1998/99).
41) Valutazioni delle caratteristiche fisiche e meccaniche ed interventi di recupero di capriate lignee di copertura (dott. Michelon Gianni, A.Y. 1998/99).
42) Analisi del comportamento in campo elastico ed a rottura di giunti legno – acciaio incollati (dott. Tomasi Roberto, A.Y. 1998/99).
43) Sperimentazione, modellazione numerica e caratterizzazione sintetica del comportamento di collegamenti lignei tradizionali con elementi metallici (dott. Candelpergher Lorenzo, A.Y. 1998/99).
44) Membrature L.a. in legno lamellare armato con barre metalliche e barre in fibra di carbonio. Analisi teorico sperimentale (dott. Gottardi Luca, A.Y. 1998/99).
45) Miglioramento delle prestazioni al fuoco di elementi strutturali lignei trattati con vernici intumescenti (dott. Moz Giampaolo, A.Y. 1999/2000).
46) Ponti e passerelle in legno lamellare incollato. Delaminazione e durabilità (dott. Bellumat Franco, A.Y. 1999/2000).
47) Il legno lamellare fibrorinforzato: tecnologia produttiva, caratteristiche meccaniche, analisi dei costi (dott. Masé Alessandro, A.Y. 1999/2000).
48) Ponti e passerelle in legno: analisi statica e confronti tra differenti tipologie costruttive (dott. Pellizzari Ugo, A.Y. 1999/2000).
49) Interventi e tecniche di recupero nel restauro conservativo dell'ex Molino Vittoria (dott. Zorza Nicola, A.Y. 1999/2000).
50) Giunti di continuità in strutture lignee tradizionali. Analisi, calcolo e sperimentazione (dott. Paolazzi Diego, A.Y. 2000/01).
51) Nuovo laboratorio prove materiali e strutture: caratterizzazione del comportamento in regime statico e dinamico (dott. Periotto Giovanni, A.Y. 2000/01).
52) Analisi teorico sperimentale del comportamento sismico di coperture lignee tradizionali (dott. Fumanelli Marco, A.Y. 2000/01).
53) Le capriate lignee del teatro sociale di Trento. Prove non distruttive, consolidamento, verifiche sperimentali e numeriche (dott. Werner Schlagenauf, A.Y. 2000/01; thesis awarded at the 1.st edition of "Ito Del Favero" national prize).
54) L’incendio negli impianti sportivi con struttura lignea. Considerazioni sulla modellazione e sui criteri di progettazione (dott. Giulio Giacomelli, A.Y. 2000/01).
55) Analisi teorica e modellazione numerica non lineare del comportamento di una capriata lignea tradizionale. Validazione sperimentale per diversi regimi di carico (dott. Gianluca Sartori, A.Y. 2001/02).
56) Palazzo Piomarta: indagini sperimentali non distruttive in situ su murature ed elementi lignei (dott. Leila Scarton, A.Y. 2001/02).
57) Comportamento dinamico di ponti pedonali in legno. Schwingungen von Fussgangerbrucken (dott. Cristofolini Paolo, co-tutor: prof. H. Kreuzinger, TU München, A.Y. 2001/02).
58) Comportamento statico di strutture composte lignee con connettori speciali. Analisi teorica e sperimentale (dott. Michelotto Matteo, co-tutor: prof. M. Fontana, ETH Zürich, A.Y. 2001/02).
59) Analisi numeriche e sperimentali su ponti stradali di legno massiccio (dott. Sartori Tullio, A.Y. 2001/02).
60) Analysis and design of king-post stress-laminated timber bridges (dott. Piva Gianfranco, co-tutor: prof. Robert Kliger, Chalmers University, Göteborg, A.Y. 2001/02).
61) Ponti in legno-calcestruzzo: valutazione tecnico economica per impalcati di I categoria. Caso del ponte sul Rio Molini (dott. Bareggia Luca, A.Y. 2001/02; thesis awarded at the at the 2.nd edition of "Ito Del Favero" national prize).
62) Comportamento al fuoco di strutture lignee composte. Indagine sperimentale (dott. Ferri Luca, A.Y. 2001/02).
63) Prove sperimentali ed analisi numeriche sulle capriate lignee del Teatro Sociale di Trento. Caratterizzazione del comportamento in regime statico (dott. Brentari Giovanni, A.Y. 2002/03).
64) Influenza delle caratteristiche della connessione sul comportamento di travi miste legno – calcestruzzo. Analisi numeriche ed applicazione ad un caso studio (dott. Bergamo Diego, A.Y. 2002/03).
65) Finite element analysis of a wooden floor structure subjected to moisture variation (dott. Motti Alberto, co-tutor: prof. Lars Stehn, Lülea, A.Y. 2002/03).
66) Le costruzioni in legno alla luce dei recenti orientamenti normativi - Analisi e confronto dimensionale di casi studio con struttura in legno lamellare (dott. Gislimberti Giorgio, A.Y. 2002/03).
67) Design for durability of a king-post stress-laminated deck timber bridge (dott. Cesaro Giannicola, co-tutor: prof. Robert Kliger, Chalmers University, Göteborg, A.Y. 2002/03).
68) La duttilità nelle strutture in legno (dott. Fontanari, A.Y. 2002/03).

5.4 PH. D. THESES
Prof. Piazza is member of the Committee of the three-year Ph.D. program in "Modelling, Conservation and Control of Materials and Structures", since 1998, and previously of the Committee of the three-year Ph.D. program in "Engineering of Materials".

- Opponent at Doctoral Thesis Defense "The seismic behaviour of timber structures in monumental buildings", of Arch. Edoardo Colonna (tutors proff. Petrini and Parisi), Year X, Politecnico of Milano.
- Year XV (February 2003): Commission for the examination of Doctoral Theses within the Ph.D. Course "Design, preservation and control of materials and structures", Universities of Brescia, Padova, Trento, Trieste, Udine, Venezia (Architectural Institute).
- Year XVI 2001-2003 (tutor): Roberto Tomasi, Elementi lignei a duttilità concentrata, a duttilità diffusa e pseudo-duttili: stato dell'arte, ricerca e sviluppo di tecnologie innovative
- Year 2004-2007 (co-tutor): Jorge Manuel Gonçalves Branco, Análise Estática e Dinâmica de Coberturas de Madeira. Avaliação da Eficácia de Diferentes Técnicas de Reforço das Ligações, (tutor prof. Paulo Jorge de Sousa Cruz, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)



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6.1 ORGANIZATION OF SYMPOSIA AND SEMINARS
Prof. Piazza has organized or has been in the Scientific Committee of the following congresses.

- "Il progettista europeo: gli Eurocodici e la progettazione strutturale" (Eurocodes and European Designers), Session on Timber Structures, Pescara, June 1997.
- International Workshop ”Timber structures: diagnosis and experimental analysis on elements, connections and joints”, Faculty of Engineering, July 27, 1998, with the contribution of Italian and German researchers.
- International Congress “Tecnologie avanzate nell'impiego strutturale del legno” (Advanced technologies for timber structures), February 22, 1999, IX Bauschau-Lignomec, Bozen Messe, with the participation of researchers and engineers from Italy and Germany.
- Workshop "Costruzione e recupero dei tetti in legno - Tecnologie e materiali innovativi", Sirmione (Verona), May 2000.
- Course "Tecnico di recupero urbano ed edilizio", financed by FSE and Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Year 2000.
- International Congress “Progettare la durabilità - Il legno dalla materia prima al manufatto”, X Bauschau-Lignomec, Bozen Messe, February 2001.
- Workshop "Progettare con il legno" (Design with Timber), for the professional exhibition "Legno & Edilizia", Verona, June 2001.
- Workshops and Seminars "Struttura legno" (Timber structure), co-organized with Assolegno and Federlegno-Arredo, SAIE 2001 (Bologna International Building Fair, October 2001).
- Workshops and Seminars "Struttura legno" (Timber structure), co-organized with Assolegno and Federlegno-Arredo, SAIE 2002 (Bologna International Building Fair, October 2002); responsible for the exhibition Technologic Focus: Wood.
- Workshops and Seminars "Struttura legno" (Timber structure), co-organized with Assolegno and Federlegno-Arredo, SAIE 2003 (Bologna International Building Fair, October 2003).

6.2 CONGRESSES. INVITED SPEAKER
1) Recupero delle strutture lignee dei solai, College of Engineers of Mantova, Oct 1983.
2) Problemi di restauro e recupero delle strutture lignee, Colleges of Engineers and Architects of Verona, Dec 1984.
3) Analisi delle strutture composte, Workshop co-organized by College of Engineers of Padova and CTA, Abano Terme (Padova), Nov 1985.
4) Teoria e tecnica del restauro, Congress organized by the College of Engineers of Verona, Apr-Jun 1988.
5) Protezione antincendio e correzione acustica, Congress organized by the College of Engineers of Padova, novembre 1990.
6) Le strutture in legno lamellare e l’Eurocodice 5, Congress “Costruzioni in legno: tecniche realizzative, comportamento statico, sperimentazione, restauro”, organized by the College of Engineers of Vicenza and C.I.A.S. (Bolzano), Vicenza, May 13-14-15 1992.
7) Resistenza al fuoco delle strutture, Congress “Protezione antincendio”, organized by the Colleges of Engineers and Architects of Venezia and VIC-Italiana, Venezia, Oct 16, 1992.
8) Metodologie di verifiche strutturali agli stati limite: strutture in legno, Workshop “Verifiche strutturali agli stati limite”, organized by Faculty of Engineering of University of Padova and College of Engineers of Padova, Dec 4 - 11, 1992.
9) Orientamenti attuali nel campo della resistenza al fuoco delle strutture, Congress “Protezione antincendio e correzione acustica”, organized by the Colleges of Engineers and Architects of Mantova and VIC-Italiana, Mantova, May 7, 1993.
10) Aspetti progettuali alla luce dell’ Eurocodice 5, International workshop “Impiego del legno in edilizia: aspetti progettuali”, organized by C.N.R.-I.T.L. (S.Michele all’Adige), for the Bauschau/Lignomec 93, Bolzano, May 14, 1993.
11) Progetto e verifica delle strutture di legno secondo la normativa europea EC.5, post-graduate course “Costruire con il legno”, COMETT II, ATTAC, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni of University of Padova, Padova and Bressanone, Apr 8, 1994.
12) Consolidamento di solai in legno con soluzioni a struttura composta legno-legno, International Workshop RILEM “Timber: a Structural Material from the Past to the Future”, organized by Gruppo Italiano RILEM and Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of University of Trento, Trento, Sept 28, 1994.
13) Comportamento sperimentale di solai in legno, Workshop “Solai in legno: diagnosi del comportamento ed operazioni di ripristino”, organized by the College of Engineers of Trento and C.I.A.S. (Bolzano), Trento, Oct 21, 1994.
14) Strutture, materiali ed azioni sulle costruzioni, Post-graduate course “Problemi di ingegneria civile in alta montagna”, organized by CISM (Udine), Tresivio (Sondrio), Nov 14, 1995.
15) Il comportamento al fuoco delle strutture lignee e dei solai lignei consolidati, Workshop “Solai in legno: diagnosi del comportamento ed operazioni di ripristino”, organized by the College of Engineers of Treviso and C.I.A.S. (Bolzano), Treviso, Dec 1, 1995.
16) Eurocodice 5: progetto e verifica delle strutture in legno secondo la normativa europea, 14? Congress of ATE (Association of Technicians and Designers of Civil and Industrial Buildings) “Strutture in legno lamellare: Eurocodice 5 e nuove tecnologie”, Politecnico of Milano, Mar 5, 1996.
17) Strutture in legno: sistemi innovativi avanzati e rispetto della qualità, M.E.C.I. 96 (Civil and Industrial Building Fair), Erba (Como), Mar 8, 1996.
18) Eurocodice 5: classificazione del legno strutturale, metodologia di verifica, Workshop “Progettare e costruire in legno”, organized by C.N.R.-I.T.L. (S.Michele all’Adige) and Colleges of Engineers and Architects of Reggio Emilia and Modena, Albinea (Reggio Emilia), Apr 12, 1996.
19) Formulati epossidici per il consolidamento strutturale dei solai lignei, Workshop "Il recupero dei solai in legno - Tecnologie ed esempi applicativi", SAIE 1997, Bologna, Oct 17, 1997.
20) Tecniche di consolidamento: solai in legno, III Congress "Tecniche del restauro di monumenti e di edifici antichi - I consolidamenti strutturali", Sopritendenza per i Beni Ambientali e Architettonici del Piemonte and Comune di Ghemme (Novara), Ghemme, Apr 1, 1998.
21) Attività di ricerca in corso sul legno presso l'Università di Trento, International Workshop "Timber structures: diagnosis and experimental analysis on elements, connections and joints", Faculty of Engineering, Jul 27, 1998.
22) Tecniche di realizzazione di solai composti in legno e calcestruzzo, IX Bauschau-Lignomec, International Congress “Tecnologie avanzate nell'impiego strutturale del legno”, Bolzano, Feb 22, 1999.
23) Solai misti in legno-calcestruzzo, CISM course "Le strutture in legno nelle nuove costruzioni e nel recupero", Udine, Jun 10, 1999.
24) Legno e calcolo. Eurocodice 5, Congress "Tradizione ed innovazione nelle costruzioni: legno come protagonista del prossimo millennio", 51^ Industrial Fair of Trieste, Trieste, Jun 25, 1999.
25) Ricerche sulle strutture in legno presso l'Università di Trento, II Colloquium of the 'German - Italian Comittee for Science' on "Sviluppo tecnologico, dialogo ricerca-industria e competitività del sistema ricerca", WG "Wood: renaissance of a raw material", Trento, Jun 26, 1999.
26) Il progetto delle strutture in legno con l'Eurocodice 5, I Italian Conference "Legno lamellare – Norma e progetto", IUAV, Venezia, Oct 8, 1999.
27) Il progetto delle strutture in legno con l'Eurocodice 5, SAIE 99, Bologna, Oct 16, 1999.
28) Solai lignei composti: confronto sperimentale tra le diverse tipologie di connessione, Workshop "Concretezza nell'architettura del legno", ELMEPE 2000, (Civil and Industrial Building Fair), Erba (Como), Mar 24, 2000.
29) Sperimentazione su travi lignee rinforzate con FRP: primi risultati, Workshop "I materiali compositi nel restauro", RESTAURO 2000, VII Edition, Ferrara, Mar 27, 2000.
30) Solai lignei composti: confronti sperimentali, Congress "Costruzione e recupero dei tetti in legno - Tecnologie e materiali innovativi", Sirmione (Verona), May 13, 2000.
31) Tecnologia nell'impiego strutturale del legno, Congress "Problema tetto – Aspetti tecnici e normativi negli interventi di manutenzione, recupero e rifacimento ", Trento, Nov 10, 2000.
32) Linee guida e raccomandazioni per gli interventi sul costruito. Tecniche di intervento su coperture e solai, Post-graduate Course “Le strutture portanti in legno: conservazione e consolidamento dell'esistente, il lamellare, le verifiche secondo Eurocodice 5", Politecnico of Milano, Feb 5, 2001.
33) I dettagli costruttivi nel progetto della durabilità, X Bauschau-Lignomec, Int. Congress “Progettare la durabilità. Il legno dalla materia prima al manufatto”, Bolzano, Feb 17, 2001.
34) Proposals and criteria for the preliminary evaluation, the design and the execution of works on ancient load bearing timber structures, European Project 'Culture 2000', International Workshop “Wooden handwork/wooden carpentry: european restoration sites”, Torino/Trento, Feb 19 and 21, 2001.
35) L’uso del legno in edilizia. Problemi di durabilità, Lecture for the 5th 'Convegno nazionale delle segherie e del commercio del legno', Rolo (Reggio Emilia), Mar 23, 2001.
36) I ponti in legno. Il problema della durabilità, International Congress "The world of bridges", IUAV, Venezia, Apr 5, 2001.
37) Criteri di intervento sul costruito, Workshop "Progettare con il legno", Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 15, 2001.
38) La normativa sul legno. Tecniche di realizzazione di solai composti, Workshop "Progettare con il legno", Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 15, 2001.
39) Progettare la durabilità. I dettagli costruttivi nel progetto della durabilità, International Congress "Sicurezza e comfort nelle abitazioni con strutture di legno", Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 16, 2001.
40) Le risorse del materiale legno per costruire, Workshop "Struttura legno" (Timber structure), SAIE 2001 (Bologna International Building Fair), Bologna, Oct 20, 2001.
41) Normativa di riferimento per le strutture in legno e sue possibili evoluzioni, Workshop "Costruire in legno con sistemi innovativi", Colleges of Engineers and Architects of Brescia, Darfo Boario Terme (Brescia), Nov 9, 2001.
42) Protezione antincendio, una riflessione critica, International Workshop “Fire Protection in Alto Adige. Is it really fireproof?", organized by ProLignum, Bolzano, Nov 23, 2001.
43) Les projets de construction bois marquants en Italie, Lecture as invited speaker at the "Journée de la Construction Bois Epinal", ENSTIB, Feb 1 and 2, 2002.
44) Solai lignei composti. Tecniche di realizzazione, metodologie di verifica, normative di riferimento, Lecture for the College of Engineers of Catania, Feb 15, 2002.
45) Strutture di legno. Cultura, conservazione, restauro, RESTAURO 2002, IX Edition, Ferrara, Apr 6, 2002.
46) Il comportamento al fuoco delle strutture in legno lamellare, Symposium "Legno lamellare e fuoco, le ragioni di una scelta vincente", Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 21, 2002.
47) Il ruolo della sperimentazione nella definizione dei collegamenti CNP, Conference “Innovazione nei sistemi strutturali”, Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 22, 2002.
48) Commenti e puntualizzazioni alla nuova normativa, Conference “Norme tecniche per la progettazione, esecuzione e collaudo delle costruzioni in legno: contenuti e commenti sulla bozza ministeriale”, Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Jun 22, 2002.
49) L’edilizia in legno in Italia. Problemi tecnici e possibili soluzioni, Workshop "Strutture di legno. La crescita in Europa, le prospettive in Italia", SAIE 2002 (Bologna International Building Fair), Bologna, Oct 19, 2002.
50) Durabilità del legno, scelta delle specie, progetto del dettaglio, Congress “Programmare la durabilità”, Building Fair 'Legno & Edilizia', Verona, Feb 22, 2003.
51) Stabilità strutturale e resistenza al fuoco degli elementi strutturali in legno, Congress “La qualità strutturale per la sicurezza in caso di incendio”, organized by API, sponsored by Italian Ministry of Industry and Department for Fire Protection and Civil Rescue, Padova, May 16, 2003.
52) Strutture innovative in legno lamellare armato, Conference “Impieghi edilizi ed energetici del legno”, exhibitions 'Vivere il legno' (Living wood), Altopiani di Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna, Jul 12, 2003.
53) Cultural heritage. load bearing structures. criteria for the preliminary evaluation, the design and the execution of works, European Project 'Culture 2000', Venezia, Sept 3, 2003.
54) Solai lignei con soletta collaborante nel recupero edilizio e nelle nuove costruzioni, 18? Congress of ATE (Association of Technicians and Designers of Civil and Industrial Buildings) “Elementi innovativi per orizzontamenti”, Politecnico of Milano, Sept 24, 2003.
55) Applicazioni e osservazioni sulla nuova Normativa Italiana per le Costruzioni in Legno, International Congress “Il legno lamellare: le nuove prospettive della innovazione progettuale” (Brettschichtholz: Ermöglicht neue Perspektiven in der Projektierung), Forum di Bressanone, Sept 26, 2003.
56) Gli interventi sul costruito. Il ruolo della sperimentazione per la conservazione delle strutture lignee, Conference for SAIE 2003 (Bologna International Building Fair), Bologna, Oct 17, 2003.
57) Solai lignei con soletta collaborante in calcestruzzo. Esempi applicativi, Workshop organized by HILTI-Italia and University of Padova, Nov 21, 2003.
58) La sicurezza delle costruzioni di legno e gli interventi sul costruito, Workshop “Coperture, tetti di legno per edifici di piccola e media grandezza”, organized by Promo_legno and Pro_Holz, Monastier (Treviso), Nov 28, 2003; Milano, Feb 27, 2004.
59) Timber structures in Italy - The new buildings and the problem of ancient structures, Key-note lecture to be held for the 1st Iberian Conference on Timber Construction (Cimad’04), Guimarães, Portugal, March 2004.

6.3 ATTENDANCE AT CONGRESSES
Attendance at further International and National Congresses and Workshops, with presentation of reports on research activity.
1) VII Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Torino, 1979.
2) VIII Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Palermo, 1981.
3) I Congress of National Committee for Structural Engineering Courses (National Research Council CNR), Udine, 1983.
4) IX Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Perugia, 1983.
5) I Italian Conference ANIAI on Legno nel restauro e restauro del legno (Wood for Restoration Activities and Timber Restoration), Firenze, 1983.
6) II Congress of National Committee for Structural Engineering Courses (National Research Council CNR), Milano, 1985.
7) X Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Montecatini, ottobre 1985.
8) International Congress C.I.B.-W18 Timber Structures, Firenze, 1986.
9) XI Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Trieste, 1987.
10) International Colloquium Bolted and Special Structural Connections, Moscow, 1989.
11) XII Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Isola di Capri, 1989.
12) IABSE Symposium Mixed Structures including New Materials, Brussels, 1990.
13) Apport des polymeres organiques dans la construction et rehabilitation, Lyon, 1992.
14) I Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Villa Madruzzo, Trento, 1993.
15) XIV Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA; within the WG “Composite Structures” (chairman prof. E.Cosenza), prof. Piazza has presented the report Problematiche aperte nella analisi delle solette composte acciaio-calcestruzzo (Steel - concrete composite slabs); Viareggio, 1993.
16) PTEC 94, Pacific Timber Engineering Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 1994.
17) II Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, University Federico II, Napoli, 1995.
18) XV Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Riva del Garda, 1995.
19) XVI Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Ancona, 1997.
20) WCTE '98, 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Montreux, Switzerland, 1998.
21) III Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, University of Ancona, Ancona, 1998.
22) WCTE 2000, 6th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, 2000.
23) IABSE Conference Innovative Wooden Structures and Bridges, Lahti, Finland, 2001.
24) XVIII Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Venezia, 2001.
25) XIX Italian Conference on Steel Structures CTA, Genova, 2003.

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7.1 LABORATORY ACTIVITY
Prof. Piazza has taken part continuously to laboratory activities, both in Padova and in Trento laboratories.
From 1980 to 1992 he collaborated in the Laboratory for Building Materials of University of Padova in the experimental activities, especially for what concerns the instrumentations, the set up of different tests for research and for industries, the automation of some procedures for standard tests on steel and concrete.
From 1991 to 1992 he collaborated in the Laboratory for Building Materials of University of Trento for the automation of some procedures for standard tests on steel and concrete. From 1991 he collaborated in the same Laboratory in the experimental activities, especially for what concerns the set up of all the tests on wood and timber, either for research or for industries.
Finally, he collaborated since 1996 to the constitution of the new Materials and Structures Test Laboratory. More specifically, he designed the civil R.C. pre-stressed structures, the strong floor and the reaction walls and he was involved also during the construction phases. He devoted himself also to relevant problems concerning the monitoring and the appraisal of timber structures in building of historical interest (see also http://www.ing.unitn.it/dims/labs/labs.html).
For the Laboratory for Fire Tests of the Wood Technology Institute, National Research Council (currently Trees and Timber Institute) of S. Michele all'Adige (Trento) he designed the R.C. structure for the new furnace for testing horizontal loaded structures. From 1997 to the end of 2003, he was the vice-director of the same Laboratory of Fire Behaviour of Building Components.

7.2 FORMAL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Committees, Representation, other Organization Activities.
1) From 1983 to 1992, member of Council of Civil Engineering of the University of Padua.
2) Since 1992, member of the Council of the Faculty, the Council of Civil Engineering of the University of Trento.
3) Since 1992, for the Council of Civil Engineering of the University of Trento, member of the Commission for the evaluation of the individual programs of studies (Structural Engineering); tutoring activities for Structural Engineering students.
4) From 1995 to 1996, member of the Commission of the Faculty of Engineeering for the Orientation service for the teachers of the secondary schools in the Province of Trento and Bolzano.
5) From 1996 to 1997, member of the Commission of the Faculty of Engineeering for the Evaluation of Teaching Activities.
6) From 2002, in the Council of Civil Engineering, member of the Commission for the stage activities of students.
7) Since 1996, member of the Commission of Buildings and Logistics of the Faculty of Engineeering, representing the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, especially for what concerns the new Laboratories.
8) From 1994 to 1995, member of the Administrative Board of the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento.
9) Member of the examination committee for the engineering profession in the Years 1993, 1997, 2002 (official member), and in the Years 1994, 1996 (associated member for Civil Engineer).

7.3 REVIEW AND PEER REVIEWER ACTIVITIES. BOARD OF EXAMINERS.
7.3.1 Prof. Piazza is a peer reviewer of research projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and of those financed by the University of Padua.
7.3.2 From 1996, prof. Piazza is a peer reviewer of research projects financed by the local government institution "Provincia Autonoma di Trento PAT".
7.3.3 From October 2002, prof. Piazza is member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal "Costruzioni metalliche" (Steel Constructions), responsible and reviewer of research section.
Board of Examiners for National Competition for Researcher (regular position) and for Associate Professor position.
7.3.4 Year 1996: Member of the Board of Examiner for a National Competition for Researcher (regular position), group "Structural Analysis and Design", Faculty of Engineering, University of Parma (G.U.- IV, n.66, 29.08.1995; D.R. 499, 18.04.1996).
7.3.5 Year 2000/01: Member of the Board of Examiner for a National Competition for Researcher (regular position), group "Structural Analysis and Design", Faculty of Architecture, Milano (Leonardo) (G.U.- IV, 12.09.2000; D.R. n. 391, 04.08.2000).
7.3.6 Year 2001: Member of the Board of Examiner for a National Competition for a position of Associate Professor, group "Structural Analysis and Design", Faculty of Engineering, University of Trieste (G.U.- IV, n. 24, 23.03.2001; D.R. 146, 07.03.2001).
7.3.7 Year 2002: Member of the Board of Examiner for a National Competition for Researcher (regular position), group "Structural Analysis and Design", Faculty of Engineering, Politecnico of Milano (Lecco) (G.U.- IV, n. 64, 13.08.2002; D.R. n. 56, 25.07.2002).

7.4 PATENTS
7.4.1 European Patent on a Special Device for the execution of on site hardness test on load bearing timber elements (VR2000A000052 it, 01112073.0 eu).
7.4.2 European Patent on a Method of Manufacturing a Reinforced Wooden Beam and Reinforced Beam thus obtained (VR2001A0000034 it, 02005324.5 eu).


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Since 1979, prof. Piazza has had the opportunity to have a concern in professional activities or to be consulting engineer for some interesting works of structural design, either for new buildings and structures (steel, r.c. and timber structures) or for refurbishment and consolidation of existing ones. This activity has revealed advantageous and functional also for interesting on site experimentation for students of the courses of Theory and Design of Structures, Structural Analysis and Design, Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures, Design of timber structures. Part of this activity is here reported.
Details and peculiarity of some of the cited works are published, partially at least, in some papers quoted in the references.

8.1 R.C. STRUCTURES FOR CIVIL BUILDINGS
- New 15-storied building for the hospital of Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza, Italy)
- New 6-storied buildings for the hospital of Monselice (Padova, Italy)
- New 8-storied building for the hospital of Valdagno (Vicenza, Italy)
- Fifteen-storied building for the head offices of the Bank of Sardegna (Cagliari, Italy)
- Buildings for the head offices of the Bank 'Cassa di Risparmio VR-VI-BL' (Verona, Italy)
- Buildings for the new Scientific - Technological Centre of Mestre (Venezia, Italy)
- New 14-storied building for the University general hospital of Padova (Italy)
- New Congress Centre 'Gran Guardia' (steel and r.c. structures), Verona (Italy)

8.2 R.C. AND PRE-STRESSED R.C. SPECIAL STRUCTURES
- Special hydraulic works 'Botte del Pigozzo', Battaglia Terme (Padova)
- Water reservoirs at Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza, Italy)
- Underground channel (inner cross section 6?4 m) for the 'Consorzio Lessinio-Euganeo-Veneto'

8.3 STEEL AND STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
- Steel and steel-concrete composite structures for the new Law Courts of Padova (Italy)
- Steel structures for the new Sport Hall 'Ghiaie' (ground area 82?66 m2, audience 5500 people), Trento (Italy)
- Steel structures for the new 15-storied earthquake resistant building of the Hospital of Siena

8.4 STEEL SPECIAL STRUCTURES
- Piping system ??2000 mm (siphon system under the r.c. dam of Vallarsa, Rovereto) for the water power plant of Vallarsa, AGSM, Verona (Ialy)
- Project of the new east side of stadium 'R.Menti' (ground area 104??? m2), Vicenza (Italy)

8.5 BRIDGES AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES
- Pre-stressed R.C. road bridges and pedestrian bridge on the channel Osellino in Mestre (Venezia, Italy)
- Different bridges for the 3rd lane, Highway 'A4 Brescia - Padova' (Italy)

8.6 REHABILITATION OF MASONRY AND TIMBER STRUCTURES
Masonry structures
- General project and structural design for the refurbishment of Industrial Buildings of the 'Ex-Olcese' cotton-mill, to be used by Faculty of Architecture, Venezia
- General project and structural design for the rehabilitation and refurbishment of various buildings pertaining to the 'Basilica del Santo', Padova (financed for the Jubilee Year 2000)
- Structural rehabilitation of 'Ponte dei Papi', one of the four historical bridges of 'Prato della Valle', Padova
Masonry and timber structures
- General project and structural design for the rehabilitation and refurbishment of S. Zeno Castle, turreted town of Montagnana (Padova)
- Structural design for the rehabilitation of the Gran Guardia Palace, Verona
- General project and structural design for the rehabilitation of the old building 'Molino Vittoria', actually used by the University of Trento (administrative offices), Trento
- General project and structural design for the rehabilitation of the Palace 'Piomarta', Rovereto (Trento)
Timber structures
- Structural restoration of one of the domes of the Cathedral of Padova
- Structural restoration of the timber floor structures of the XVI century building "Monastero delle R.R. Madri di S.Maria Delle Grazie" (nunnery), to be used as library by the University of Ferrara (Ferrara)
- Structural restoration of the roof structures (queen - post trusses) of the Cathedral 'S.Marco Evangelista' of Rovereto (Trento)
- Structural restoration of the timber statue of the archangel at the top of the bell-tower of the Cathedral of Belluno (collapsed for a hurricane)

8.6 CONSULTANT ACTIVITIES
- Monolite r.c. pre-fabricated panels and earthquake resistant building system Monolite
- Design of the strong floor for the new Materials and Structures Test Laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ancona
- Dynamic analyses of centrifuges for 'Nuova MAIP Pieralisi', Iesi (Ancona, Italy)
- Dynamic analyses of centrifuges for 'Nuova FRAU', Carrè (Vicenza, Italy)
- Consulting engineer for some Italian Glulam Factories (Holzbau spa, Trentino Legno spa)


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9.1 BOOKS REPORTS(Br)
1 /1 Br/ M. Piazza, A. Miazzon, G. Turrini, La giunzione a flangia con bulloni presollecitati nella trave inflessa (End-plate connection with pre-loaded bolts), (also published in the Proceedings 'Istituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni', University of Padova, vol. IV, 1979: pp. 157-261)
2 /2 Br/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Il complesso strutturale solai-travi-pilastri (The structural joint floor-beam-column), Cortina, Padova, 1983.
3 /3 Br/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Tavole di progetto della struttura mista legno-calcestruzzo (The design of timber-concrete structure), College of Engineers and Architects of Mantova, 1983.
4 /4 Br/ M. Piazza, P. Erbi, S. Cont, Componenti in legno nella prevenzione incendi (Wood components for fire prevention), Final report of the research made in collaboration DIMS (Università di Trento) and Istituto per la Tecnologia del Legno - C.N.R., 1999.
5 /5 Br/ M. Piazza, R. Zanuttini, S. Berti, Strutture di legno per un’edilizia sostenibile (Timber structures for sustainable buildings), edited by 'Il Sole 24 ore', Milano, 2002.

9.2 Parts of Book, Articles published in Referred Books (Bc)
6 /1 Bc/ M. Piazza, Le strutture composte nel restauro statico, edited for the advanced course on the Theory and Technics of Building Restoration, for the College of Engineers and Architects of Verona, 1988: pp. 43-58.
7 /2 Bc/ M. Piazza, Aspetti progettuali alla luce dell’Eurocodice 5, VI LIGNOMEC 1993, edited by CNR-ITL, 1993: pp. 57-74.
8 /3 Bc/ M. Piazza, Restoration of timber floors via a composite timber-timber solution, RILEM 'Timber: a Structural Material from the Past to the Future', Trento, 1994: pp. 167-187.
9 /4 Bc/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, A. Ferrari, Plane grid glulam structures: development of moment resistant connections with glued-in steel rods, volume 'New technologies and structures in civil engineering', edited by Dubina, D., Vagas, I., Editura Orizonturi Universitare Timisoara, ISBN 973-9400-40-X, 1999: pp. 121-144.
10 /5 Bc/ M. Piazza, N. Baldassino, Le strutture in legno: degrado, diagnostica, recupero, Lectures of the the Post-graduate School 'Storia, analisi e valutazione dei beni architettonici e ambientali', volume “Il cantiere per la conservazione: tecniche, esperienze ed interventi sul costruito”, Politecnico of Torino, CELID, 2002: pp. 12-40.
11 /6 Bc/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Tecniche di realizzazione di solai composti in legno e calcestruzzo, in "Tecnologie avanzate nell'impiego strutturale del legno", IX LIGNOMEC, edited by edited by Delmarco O., CNR-ITL, 1999: pp. 133-151.
12 /7 Bc/ N. Baldassino, M. Ballerini, M. Piazza, P. Zanon, Caratterizzazione di resistenza e rigidezza degli elementi e dei collegamenti nelle strutture lignee antiche, volume “Problemi inerenti l’analisi e la conservazione del costruito storico”, edited by prof. Salvatore Di Pasquale, Libreria Alfani, Firenze, 2001: section 7, pp. 189-214.
13 /8 Bc/ M. Piazza, P. Zanon, Analisi preliminari, controlli, interventi sugli elementi lignei nel progetto di conservazione, volume “Il progetto di conservazione: linee metodologiche per le analisi preliminari, l'intervento, il controllo di efficacia”, edited by S. Pesenti, Alinea, Firenze, 2001: section 10, pp. 459-471.
14 /9 Bc/ M. Piazza, M. del Senno, Proposals and criteria for the preliminary evaluation, the design and the execution of works on ancient load bearing timber structures, volume "Wooden Handwork/Wooden Carpentry: European Restoration Sites", Elsevier, Paris, 2001: pp. 263-277.
15 /10 Bc/ M. Piazza, M. del Senno, I particolari costruttivi nel progetto della durabilità, in "Progettare la durabilità" (X LIGNOMEC), edited by Rachello E., Delmarco O., Piazza M., CNR-ITL, 2001: pp. 25-39 (also published in “Tetto & Pareti”, n. 6, 2002: pp. 14-19).
16 /11 Bc/ M. Piazza, L. Bonafede, Le costruzioni in legno, volume “La concezione strutturale nel progetto di architettura”, Editrice Compositori, Bologna (Italy), 2002: section IV, pp. 101-138.
17 /12 Bc/ O.S. Bursi, M. Ballerini, M. Piazza, R. Zandonini, E. Fournely, U. Kuhlmann, K. Kürschner, J. Schänzlin, Shear transfer in composite members: testing, modelling, standards and damage, Proceedings of International Seminar, Lisbon, 19-20 April, 2002, COST C12, EUR 20728, 2003: pp. 21-36.
18 /13 Bc/ A. Mandara, P. Perdikaris, M. Piazza, C. Schaur, Repairing and strengthening for new requirements: use of mixed technologies, COST C12, Volos (Grecia), 2002 (to be published by COST C12).
19 /14 Bc/ M. Piazza, C. Cattich, L. Gottardi, Strutture innovative in legno lamellare armato, volume "Vivere il legno ", Centro Documentazione Luserna, 2003: pp. 59-61.
20 /15 Bc/ M. Piazza, P. Lavisci, Load bearing structures in buildings. criteria for the preliminary evaluation, the design and the execution of works, volume "Interaction between Science, Technology and Architecture in Timber Constructions" (Culture 2000 Seminars), to be published by Elsevier, Paris, 2004.
21 /16 Bc/ M. Piazza, P. Lavisci, Les projets de construction bois marquants en Italie, volume "JCBE 2002 - Créer dans le créé", Journées de la Construction Bois Epinal, Imprimerie Masson, Nancy, Juillet 2002: pp. 119-129.
22 /17 Bc/ M. Piazza, P. Lavisci, Restauration et renforcement des structures anciennes, volume "JCBE 2002 - Créer dans le créé", Journées de la Construction Bois Epinal, Imprimerie Masson, Nancy, Juillet 2002: pp.19-35.

9.3 Articles in International and Italian Journals (Jo)
23 /1 Jo/ M. Piazza, A. Miazzon, G. Turrini, La giunzione a flangia con bulloni pretesi: comportamento in campo post-elastico, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', n.6, 1982 (also published in Acciaio, n.7-8, 1982: pp. 336-341).
24 /2 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Una tecnica di recupero statico dei solai in legno, 'Recuperare', n. 5, 1983: pp. 224-237.
25 /3 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Il comportamento statico della struttura mista legno-calcestruzzo, 'Recuperare', n. 6, 1983: pp. 214-225.
26 /4 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Recupero statico dei solai in legno - Esperienze e realizzazioni, 'Recuperare', n. 7, 1983: pp. 396-407.
27 /5 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Elementi di progetto per giunzioni a flangia a comportamento duttile, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', n.3, 1986.
28 /6 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, L'influenza della deformabilità delle connessioni sul comportamento delle travi composte, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', n.6,1986.
29 /7 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Strutture sismoresistenti di acciaio a dissipazione energetica concentrata, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', n.5, 1988.
30 /8 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, G. Zuccolo, La struttura metallica sismoresistente per il nuovo ospedale di Siena, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', n.6, 1988 (awarded by A.C.A.I., as the best technical paper of 'Costruzioni Metalliche' for the year 1988).
31 /9 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Consolidamento e restauro di strutture portanti lignee, 'L’Edilizia', n. 4, aprile 1991, n. 4: pp. 195-202.
32 /10 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Strutture in conglomerato cementizio armato ed incendio: verifiche di resistenza per sezioni in stato di sollecitazione normale, 'L’Industria Italiana del Cemento', 1991, n. 660: pp. 708-726.
33 /11 Jo/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Dissipatori energetici elasto-plastici di tipo flessionale, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', 1993, n. 2: pp. 102-114.
34 /12 Jo/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Il sistema Flowdrill per le giunzioni bullonate di aste tubolari. Parte prima: Il processo di foratura e gli aspetti tecnologici, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', 1995, n. 4: pp. 13-23 (also published in 'Lamiera', 1996, n. 3: pp. 98-105).
35 /13 Jo/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Il sistema Flowdrill per le giunzioni bullonate di aste tubolari. Parte seconda: Risultanze sperimentali e considerazioni progettuali, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', 1995, n. 5: pp. 25-36 (also published in 'Lamiera', 1996, n. 5: pp. 190-202).
36 /14 Jo/ M. Ballerini, M. Piazza, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Prestazioni statiche di sistemi di bullonatura innovativi per strutture tubolari di acciaio, 'L'Edilizia', 1996, n. 11/12: pp. 62-71.
37 /15 Jo/ S. Kiniger, M. Piazza, Una nuova proposta di adeguamento statico dei solai in legno, 'L'Edilizia', 1997, n. 9-10: pp. 50-57.
38 /16 Jo/ M. Piazza. Legno e calcolo: Eurocodice 5, 'Mondo legno', 1999: pp. 37-40 (also published in 'Recuperare l'edilizia', 1999: pp. 73-77).
39 /17 Jo/ M. Piazza, L. Candelpergher, Meccanica delle connessioni rinforzate nelle capriate in legno tradizionali, 'L'Edilizia', n. 9/10, 2000: pp. 42-51.
40 /18 Jo/ M. Piazza, Considerazioni sulle verifiche di resistenza al fuoco delle strutture lignee, 'Serramenti & Falegnameria', n. 46, 2000: pp. 39-49.
41 /19 Jo/ M. Piazza, M. A. Parisi, Mechanics of plain and retrofitted traditional timber connections, 'Journal of Structural Engineeering', ASCE, 126 (12), 2000: pp.1395-1403.
42 /20 Jo/ M. Piazza, R. Cavalli, N. Redigolo, T. Urso, Analisi funzionale dell'impiego di resine epossidiche nei collegamenti di strutture di legno lamellare, 'Monti e Boschi', Year LII, n. 2, 2001: pp.17-23.
43 /21 Jo/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Solai lignei composti con connettori in calcestruzzo: comportamento statico, 'L'Edilizia', n. 2, 2001: pp. 60-65.
44 /22 Jo/ M. Piazza, M. Del Senno, Comportamento al fuoco di elementi strutturali lignei. Il contributo della ricerca alla definizione dell’approccio normativo, 'L'Edilizia', n. 2, 2001: pp. 18-23.
45 /23 Jo/ M. Piazza, C. Cattich, L. Gottardi, Armalam®: membrature in legno armato con barre metalliche o in fibra di carbonio, 'Presenza tecnica in edilizia', n. 172, 2001, pp. 79-81.
46 /24 Jo/ M.A. Parisi, M. Piazza, Traditional timber joints in seismic areas: cyclic behaviour, numerical modelling, normative requirements, European Earthquake Engineering, N. 1, 2002: pp. 40-49.
47 /25 Jo/ M. del Senno, G. Michelon, M. Piazza, Applicabilità di indagini strumentali per la valutazione di elementi strutturali in legno, 'L'Edilizia', n. 4, 2002: pp. 24-30.
48 /26 Jo/ M.A. Parisi, M. Piazza, Seismic Behavior and Retrofitting of Joints in Traditional Timber Roof Structures, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 22, 2002, 9-12: pp. 1183-1191.
49 /27 Jo/ M. Piazza, F. Detassis, Il nuovo palazzo dello sport di Trento, 'Costruzioni Metalliche', 2004, n. 1: pp. 27-37.
50 /28 Jo/ M. Del Senno, M. Piazza, R. Tomasi, Axial glued-in steel timber joints - experimental and numerical analysis, 'Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff', volume 62, 2004, n. 2: pp. 137-146.

9.4 International Conference Papers (Ci)
51 /1 Ci/ M. Piazza, L. Briseghella, G. Turrini, Response of different earthquake resistant steel systems designed according to the present Italian Code and to a new proposed Code, Proceedings 8th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 1986, vol. 3, 6.4: pp. 17-24.
52 /2 Ci/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Advances in technology of joints for laminated timber. Analyses of the structural behaviour, Proceedings Congress C.I.B. - W18 'Timber Structures', Firenze, 1986, ref. n. 19-7-9.
53 /3 Ci/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Experimental Laws to Design the Flange-Connections in Bending Tensile Field, Proceedings International Colloquium 'Bolted and Special Structural Joints', USSR, Moscow, 1989, vol. 2: pp. 5-12.
54 /4 Ci/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, The Post-Elastic Behaviour of the End-Plate Connection with Preloaded Bolts, Proceedings International Colloquium 'Bolted and Special Structural Joints', USSR, Moscow, 1989, vol. 2: pp. 89-95.
55 /5 Ci/ M. Piazza, The mixed timber-timber structural systems in reinforcement and restoration of old structures, Proceedings 'IABSE Symposium on mixed structures including new materials', Bruxelles, Belgium, 1990: pp. 569-574.
56 /6 Ci/ M. Piazza, Some notes about time-dependent deformations of connections carried out by means of glued steel bars in wooden structures, Meeting RILEM TC.112, London, Feb. 14.th, 1990.
57 /7 Ci/ M. Piazza, G. Zavarise, B. Schrefler, Steel Bars for Reinforced Concrete: Quality Control and Safety of Construction, Proceedings 2nd International Symposium 'Quality Control of Concrete Structures', Ghent, Belgium, E. & FN SPON, 1990: pp. 551-559.
58 /8 Ci/ M. Piazza, Restoration of old wooden structural systems using epoxy resin, Proceedings 'Apport des polymeres organiques dans la construction et rehabilitation', Lyon, 1992: pp. 91-100.
59 /9 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Evaluation of Structural Behaviour by in-situ Dynamic Tests, Proceedings IABSE International Conference 'Structural Serviceability of Buildings', Göteborg, 1993: pp. 189-194.
60 /10 Ci/ M. Piazza, P. Zanon, M. Ballerini, S. Cont, Some Aspects on the Behaviour of Timber-based Mixed Structures Exposed to Fire, Proceedings Pacific Timber Engineering Conference PTEC 94, Gold Coast, Australia, 1994, vol. 1: pp. 624-633.
61 /11 Ci/ M. Piazza, P. Zanon, M. Ballerini, Static and Cyclic Behaviour of Glued Joints in Timber, Proceedings Pacific Timber Engineering Conference PTEC 94, Gold Coast, Australia, 1994, vol. 2: pp. 811-818.
62 /12 Ci/ M. Piazza, S. Cont, P. Zanon, Surface Treatments to Improve the Fire Resistance of Timber Structural Elements, Proceedings Pacific Timber Engineering Conference PTEC 94, Gold Coast, Australia, 1994, vol. 1: pp. 599-606.
63 /13 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Shear capacity of blind bolted connections for RHS steel structural elements, Proceedings 7th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, Miskolc (Hungary), Tubular Structures VII, Balkema (Rotterdam), 1996: pp. 99-106.
64 /14 Ci/ M. Piazza, N. Baldassino, P. Zanon, In situ evaluation of the mechanical properties of timber structural elements, Proceedings 10th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996: pp. 369-377.
65 /15 Ci/ M. Piazza, S. Cont, Timber fire resistance by fibreglass supported intumescent coatings, Proceedings International Wood Engineering Conference IWEC '96, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., 1996, vol. 2: pp. 2.398-2.405.
66 /16 Ci/ M. Piazza, S. Cont, P. Zanon, Some Remarks on the Design of Timber Composite Structures Exposed to Fire, Proceedings International Conference 'Composite Construction - Conventional and Innovative', Innsbruck, Austria, 1997: pp. 409-414.
67 /17 Ci/ M. Piazza, S. Cont, M. Del Senno, Charring rate slowing by means of fibreglass-reinforced coatings, Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE '98, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1998, vol. 1: pp. 230-237.
68 /18 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Experimental tests on perpendicular to the grain joints, Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE '98, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1998, vol. 2: pp. 169-176.
69 /19 Ci/ M. A. Parisi, M. Piazza, Seismic Behaviour and Modeling of Traditional Timber Roof Structures, Proceedings XI European Conference on Earthquake Engineering EAEE, Paris, 1998, CD-ROM, ISBN 90 5410 982 3.
70 /20 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. A. Parisi, Dynamic modeling of friction joints in traditional timber structures, Proceedings EURODYN '99 'Structural Dynamics', Prague, Balkema (Rotterdam), 1999: pp. 931-936.
71 /21 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Moment resistant connections through glued-in steel rods for plane grid glulam structures, Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE 2000, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, 2000, CD-ROM.
72 /22 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Del Senno, S. Cont, M. Magrone, Intumescent coating protecting mechanism in fire resistant timber elements, Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE 2000, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, 2000, CD-ROM.
73 /23 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Experimental and numerical results on timber-concrete composite floors with different connection systems, Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE 2000, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, 2000, CD-ROM.
74 /24 Ci/ M. Piazza, L. Candelpergher, Mechanics of traditional connections with metal devices in timber roof structures, Proceedings 7th International Conference STREMAH 2001, Bologna (Italy), 2001: pp. 415-424.
75 /25 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Del Senno, R. Tomasi, Behaviour analysis of axially loaded glued-in timber-steel joints, Proceedings IABSE Conference 'Innovative Wooden Structures and Bridges', Lahti, Finland, 2001, vol. 85: T 704, pp. 555-560.
76 /26 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, A new moment resisting connection for plane grid glulam structures, Proceedings IABSE Conference 'Innovative Wooden Structures and Bridges', Lahti, Finland, 2001, vol. 85: T 710, pp. 591-596.
77 /27 Ci/ M.A. Parisi, M. Piazza, Seismic Behavior and Retrofitting of Joints in Traditional Timber Roof Structures, Proceedings 'X Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Conference', Philadelphia, 2001.
78 /28 Ci/ M. Ballerini, R. Crocetti, M. Piazza, An experimental investigation on notched connections for timber-concrete composite structures, Proceedings 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE 2002, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, CD-ROM.
79 /29 Ci/ M. del Senno, M. Piazza, Behaviour and rehabilitation of queen post timber trusses. A case study, Proceedings 8th International Conference STREMAH 2003, Halkidiki, Greece, 2003: pp. 803-814.
80 /30 Ci/ N. Baldassino, M. Piazza, P. Zanon, Val Cadino timber bridge: non destructive tests, analysis and diagnosis, Proceedings 10th International Conference 'Structural faults & repair 2003 - Extending the Life of Bridges, Concrete & Composites, Buildings, Masonry & Civil Structures', ISBN 0-947644-53-9, Commonwealth Institute, London, 2003, CD-ROM.
81 /31 Ci/ M. Piazza, M.A. Parisi, Rehabilitation of timber structures by new materials and connectors, Proceedings 10th International Conference 'Structural faults & repair 2003 - Extending the Life of Bridges, Concrete & Composites, Buildings, Masonry & Civil Structures', ISBN 0-947644-53-9, Commonwealth Institute, London, 2003, CD-ROM.
82 /32 Ci/ M. Piazza, M. Del Senno, R. Tomasi, F. Paganini, Investigation on failure behaviour of mixed-species glued laminated timber beams, Proceedings 'Building Integration Solutions Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference', Austin, Texas, 2003.
83 /33 Ci/ M. Piazza, Strutture di legno in Italia - Le nuove costruzioni ed il problema del consolidamento", Proceedings of 1st Iberian Conference on Timber Construction (Cimad’04), Guimarães, Portugal, March 2004: 21-42.
84 /34 Ci/ Parisi M.A., Piazza M., Seismic strengthening of traditional timber structures, 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 1-6, 2004, CD-ROM: Paper No. 909.
85 /35 Ci/ Del Senno M., Piazza M., Tomasi R., A pseudo-ductile approach design of glued laminated timber beams, WCTE 2004, World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland, 2004, vol. II: 517-522.
86 /36 Ci/ Riggio M.P., De Amicis R., Piazza M., Virtual reality technologies for restoration of ancient buildings, III Congrès Internacional ARQUITECTURA 3000: l'arquitectura de la in-diferència, Khôra II, 2, junio 2004, Barcelona, ISBN 84-608-0142

9.5 Italian Conference Papers (Cit)
87 /1 Cit/ M. Piazza, A. Miazzon, G. Turrini, La giunzione a flangia con bulloni presollecitati nella trave inflessa, Proceedings VII Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Torino, Italy, 1979: pp. 317-328.
88 /2 Cit/ M. Piazza, A. Miazzon, G. Turrini, Giunzione a flangia con bulloni pretesi: comportamento in campo post-elastico, Proceedings VIII Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Palermo, Italy, 1981: pp. 403-417.
89 /3 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Aspetti applicativi di tecniche di realizzazione di strutture miste legno-calcestruzzo, Proceedings 1st Italian Conference 'Il restauro del legno ed il legno nel restauro', Firenze, Italy, 1983: pp. 175-192.
90 /4 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Il comportamento delle giunzioni ad attrito in campi di scorrimenti ripetuti, Proceedings IX Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Perugia, Italy, 1983: pp. 183-198.
91 /5 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Analisi di possibili comportamenti duttili delle giunzioni a flangia, Proceedings X Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Montecatini, Italy, 1985: pp. 503-514.
92 /6 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, L'analisi del comportamento di travi composte a connessione deformabile, Proceedings X Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Montecatini, Italy, 1985: pp. 515-525.
93 /7 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Moderne tipologie per collegamenti nella tecnica del legno lamellare: analisi del comportamento strutturale, Proceedings Congress CTE, Marina di Ravenna, Italy, 1986: pp. a.113-a.126.
94 /8 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, La dissipazione energetica per attrito in strutture sismo-resistenti di acciaio, Proceedings XI Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Trieste, Italy, 1987: pp. 465-476.
95 /9 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, G. Zuccolo, La struttura metallica sismoresistente per il nuovo ospedale di Siena, Proceedings XI Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Trieste, Italy, 1987: pp. 477-490.
96 /10 Cit/ M. Piazza, A. Bolocan, G. Turrini, Dissipazione energetica concentrata in aste di acciaio a sollecitazione assiale, Proceedings XII Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Isola di Capri, Italy, 1989: pp. 195-206.
97 /11 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Indagini propedeutiche al progetto di recupero statico delle strutture lignee. La determinazione pratica delle caratteristiche meccaniche strutturali, Proceedings Conference 'RESTRUCTURA 89. Ristrutturazione edilizia: tecniche e costi', Torino, Italy, 1989.
98 /12 Cit/ M. Piazza, B. Schrefler, G. Nardi, Controllo di qualità sulle barre per cemento armato, Proceedings Conference TEMPCORIT 90, Venezia, Italy, 1990 (also published in 'Galileo', n.12, 1990: pp. 1-5).
99 /13 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Indagini in situ per la determinazione delle caratteristiche meccaniche delle strutture lignee, Workshop 'Attualità della sperimentazione per la conservazione dei materiali e delle strutture', C.I.A.S., Bolzano, Italy, 1991: pp. 183-198.
100 /14 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Dissipatori energetici elasto-plastici di tipo flessionale. Leggi di comportamento, contributo alla progettazione di strutture sismoresistenti di acciaio, Proceedings XIII Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Abano Terme, Italy, 1991: pp. 281-292.
101 /15 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Sulle strutture composte legno-legno, Proceedings I Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Villa Madruzzo, Trento, Italy, 1993: pp. 349-370.
102 /16 Cit/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Il sistema Flowdrill per la giunzione di elementi tubolari di acciaio, Proceedings XIV Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Viareggio, Italy, 1993: pp. 116-127.
103 /17 Cit/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, E. Bozzo, F. Occhi, Connessioni di aste tubolari con il sistema Flowdrill: risultanze sperimentali e considerazioni progettuali, Proceedings XIV Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Viareggio, Italy, 1993: pp. 87-98.
104 /18 Cit/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Sul comportamento ultimo dei nodi saldati, Proceedings XIV Conference CTA (Congress on Steel Structures), Viareggio, Italy, 1993: pp. 459-470.
105 /19 Cit/ M. Piazza, P. Zanon, S. Cont, Sul comportamento di strutture composte lignee sottoposte ad incendio, Proceedings II Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy, 1995: pp. 311-327.
106 /20 Cit/ M. Piazza, M. A. Parisi, Strutture lignee tradizionali di copertura. Modellazione e comportamento sismico, Proceedings VII Italian Conference 'Seismic Engineering in Italy', Siena, Italy, 1995: vol. 1, pp. 527-536.
107 /21 Cit/ M. A. Parisi, M. Piazza, R, Modena, Modellazione e sperimentazione di giunzioni lignee di coperture tradizionali in zona sismica, Proceedings VIII Italian Conference ' Seismic Engineering in Italy ', Taormina, Italy, 1997: vol. I, pp. 391-398.
108 /22 Cit/ M. Piazza, M. Ballerini, Solai lignei composti: confronto sperimentale tra diverse tipologie di connessione, Proceedings III Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ancona, Italy, 1998: pp. 349-368.
109 /23 Cit/ M. Piazza, Il progetto delle strutture in legno con Eurocodice 5, Proceedings I Italian Conference 'Legno lamellare: norma e progetto', IUAV, Venezia, Italy, 1999, Adrastea, 2000: n. 3, pp. 54-63.
110 /24 Cit/ Ballerini M., Piazza M., Connettori di calcestruzzo per strutture composte legno - calcestruzzo. Indagine sperimentale, Proceedings IV Italian Workshop on Composite Structures, University of Salerno, 2002.
111 /25 Cit/ M. Piazza, Gli interventi sul costruito. Linee guida e raccomandazioni, published on "Economia trentina. Dossier Legno", Year LII, n. ¾ 2003, pp. 66-78.

9.6 Scientific Reports (Re)
112 /1 Re/ M. Piazza, G. Turrini, Sull'instabilità della trave prismatica in mezzo elastico, Proceedings of 'Istituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni', University of Padova, vol. IV, 1979: pp. 263-304.
113 /2 Re/ M. Piazza, A. Bernardi, Collegamenti a taglio mediante barre di acciaio incollate tra elementi di legno soggetti a carichi ciclici, Scientific Report n. 11, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, 1998.

9.7 Teaching Publications (Tp)
114 /1 Tp/ M. Piazza, La campata di bordo del solaio continuo, Teaching Publication n. 3, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, 1994.
115 /2 Tp/ M. Piazza, R. Zanuttini, Il legno lamellare incollato - Tecnologia produttiva, normative di riferimento, considerazioni sul calcolo, Teaching Publication n. 6, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, 1996.
116 /3 Tp/ M. Piazza, Considerazioni sulle verifiche di resistenza al fuoco delle strutture, Teaching Publication n. 9, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, 1999.
117 /4 Tp/ M. Piazza, L. Bonafede, Introduzione alle costruzioni in legno, Teaching Publication n. 10, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, 2001.
118 /5 Tp/ AA.VV., Il legno massiccio in edilizia, edited by Federlegno-Arredo, Milano, 2003. Chapters: "Caratteristiche meccaniche", p.10-13; "Legno lamellare", p. 43-45; "Principi di progettazione", p. 54-57; "Dettagli per la durabilità", p. 61-64; "Resistenza al fuoco", p. 65-72; "Passerelle e ponti", p. 96-98; 2003.