Habitat Italiana


Research and Development

Habitat Italiana is a convinced supporter of the scientific and technological research for the identification of the best solutions in the field of preservation and fruition of cultural heritage.
Moreover we are persuaded that this effort must be aimed toward the cost effectiveness to reduce both  the annual costs of management and the costs of installation. For these goals Habitat Italiana has founded RAILS ASRS in year 2002.
Under this premise we must assess that the results have been quite impressive, and they can be summarized as follows:
  1.  If you take into account the related costs of construction and complimentary works that must implemented the cost is lower up to 50% if compared with the necessary set up needed to harbour traditional shelf or compact system
  1.  With the RAILS solution the space necessary to host the same amount of heritage is inferior by up to 1/12th
  1.  The annual management costs are inferior by as much as 75%.
For the realization of the RAILS asrs project Habitat Italiana has cooperated with the most qualified professionals and has linked itself with the most illustrious academic scientific and cultural institutions.
Among the other activities RAILS asrs , has played a major role together with qualified partners. A durable and solid cooperation with the major Italian institutions for engineering and architecture, was found and a 3 year PhD, specializing in technologies for the Cultural heritages, was fully financed by RAILS asrs.
Has promoted and financed University scholarships, publications, and research initiatives.
Has hosted 5 students for the  dissertation focused on the RAILS asrs  project , two of these  theses received the maximum recognition : 110 and praise for excellence. Two more dissertations are on the way for year 2010.
Rails hosted a large number of stagiests coming from different athenaeums of specialization such as: architecture, engineering, economics, mathematics, informatics.
Rails asrs is active in the publishing of volumes concerning the archival, librarian and documentary science. The latest publication is MEMORIA, PROGETTO E TECNOLOGIA with the contribution of 20 top professionals and professors.
Seminaries: Rails asrs  in the past 2 years has effected 23 seminaries primarily held  in State Archives and Universities through out the main Italian cities,
International Congresses: Rails asrs  has attended and participated to the main world and National congresses for the past 5 years.
Cooperation: Rails asrs cooperates with the main archival and librarian institutions: National Libraries, Central State archives and peripheral units.
Rails asrs is part of the control committee for the pledging and the guaranty of the courses in cultural heritage effected at the Polytechnic University of Milan
Supports and sustains in different forms and ways the major National archival and Librarian associations and institutions
RAILS asrs staff is invited to hold speeches about the technology implemented in archival and librarian environments, in different cultural institutions, mainly in Universities and Academies and athenaeums
Rails asrs takes part to joint ventures of research and development, fostered by European, National and Regional calls for bid, in association with National Institutions such as : Università Bocconi, Politecnico di MIlano, Archvio di Stato di Milan, Viglili del fuoco di MIlano etc.
HABITAT ITALIANA Via Giuseppe Perotti, 12 (Zona Ind.) - 25125 Brescia
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Iscritta dal 1986 alla CCIAA della Provincia di Brescia al n. 02862070170
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