EVALUATION OF DAMAGE OF BUILDING FACADES IN BRASILIA
Author(s): Bauer, E., Kraus, E., Silva, M. N. B. and Zanoni, V. A. G.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
Publication year: 2015
Total Pages: 7
Abstract: Building facades undergo a natural durability reduction process due to age and exposure to atmospheric agents, however, building facades in Brasilia have shown in recent decades marked signs of deterioration, which in some cases occur at an early stage. Thus, this study aims at carrying out a quantitative study on the influence of age and climatic agents on the deterioration processes. This paper presents a degradation survey methodology on 8 buildings through visual inspections and facade mapping in order to quantify the degradation level as a function of the solar radiation incidence. The results showed higher degradation levels on facades exposed to higher solar incidence as well as in older buildings. This study underscores the need for inspections to identify and quantify the damage in order to allow the assessment of the behavior and service life of facades exposed to severe insolation.
Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
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