Eng. Alessandro Grazzini is an Assistant Professor in Structural Mechanics at the Department of Structural Building Geotechnics Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He graduated in Building Engineering in 2001 and he received the PhD degree in Structural Engineering in 2005 at the same institution. His research interests include structural monitoring of historical buildings, non-destructive tests materials, mechanical compatibility between strengthening materials and masonry structures through laboratory fatigue tests, damage analysis on historical masonry structures and related strengthening techniques. He collaborated for 12 years on the restoration works of the Royal Palace of Venaria (the biggest restoration site in Europe). He was involved in several international programs focused on structural mechanics and damage assessment for Cultural Heritage.