• A. Banaszek, S. Banaszek, A. Cellmer, V. Gibert, C. Serrat
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This document provides information and instructions for preparing a Full Paper to be included in the eBook of Proceedings of DBMC 2020 Conference, as well as the 2-page extended [...]

  • S. Komarizadehasl, B. Mobaraki, J. Lozano-Galant, J. Turmo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nowadays, low-cost sensors and acquisition devices have been emerging as an obvious solution to many innovative applications such as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems. [...]

  • J. Hughes, S. Pallin, C. Clark
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Product installation during the construction process impacts the overall performance and durability of a building. However, when the building construction industry fails to [...]

  • M. Alhajj, G. Villain, S. Bourguignon, S. Lopes
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete is a construction material that is well known for its durability. However, it is exposed to environmental attacks that lead to the penetration of aggressive agents [...]

  • M. Lauria, M. Azzalin
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The paper deals with the first results of the activities of BIG Building Innovative Governance srl, Academic Spin-Off and Innovative Start Up, which provides smart services [...]

  • D. Kayll, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    It was determined that the ability to assess the required performance of an air barrier assembly could now be supported using modern computational hygrothermal simulation [...]

  • F. Ong, M. Myers, T. Vickers, J. Atienza, L. Ko, P. Seiler
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is a major concrete durability problem. The occurrence of ASR results in significant maintenance and reconstruction costs to concrete infrastructures [...]

  • C. Serrat, V. Gibert, J. Casas, J. Rapiński
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This document provides information and instructions for preparing a Full Paper to be included in the eBook of Proceedings of DBMC 2020 Conference, as well as the 2-page extended [...]

  • X. Xiang, M. Fekri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Saline intrusion is a critical issue in building material because of the severe damages caused by the salt precipitation/dissolution process, especially for the porous material, [...]

  • A. Gaspari, I. Giongo, M. Piazza
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Understanding and predicting the durability of timber structural components of buildings can lead to a more reliable and efficient use of this material in constructions. The [...]

  • S. Das, K. Sarkar
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Driving rain is one of the most critical sources of moisture affecting the hygrothermal and durability performance of building envelopes. The estimation of severity in terms [...]

  • F. Ruiz, A. Aguado, C. Serrat
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This document provides information and instructions for preparing a Full Paper to be included in the eBook of Proceedings of DBMC 2020 Conference, as well as the 2-page extended [...]

  • M. Nakajima, D. Masueda, S. Hokoi, T. Matsushita
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Discoloration of building facades due to airborne algae is observed in our surroundings. The growth conditions of these algae are not fully clear yet, and efficient preventive [...]

  • E. Yüksel, N. Türkeri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Vegetated facade systems (VFS) have been used as green building envelope systems in recent years. Using VFS for ecological strategies and evaluating thermal performance of [...]

  • I. Yang, J. Park, H. Jung
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Thermal conductivity plays a significant role in efficient energy usage, especially in the construction field. Low thermal conductivity is preferable because lower thermal [...]

  • E. Menéndez, K. Imamoto, R. Gettu, T. Noguchi, H. Recino
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Organic repair products for concrete can be exposed to accidental incidents, like fire. The increase of temperature produces a modification in some of their properties. In [...]

  • F. Schmoeller, M. Lima, S. Silva
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Reinforced concrete structures are commonly used in civil engineering. However, the number of deteriorations in these structures is increasing, especially problems related [...]

  • S. Raposo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Currently, there is still no information regarding the performance of public buildings after their construction and the relationship with the needs for carrying out maintenance [...]

  • T. Makaveckas, R. Bliūdžius, A. Levinskytė
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    For most building insulation materials, dependency of the thermal conductivity on temperature is close to linear, and it increases with rising materials temperature, but the [...]

  • J. Górski, J. Klimowicz, A. Nowak
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Structural and material solutions of modern buildings are an important element of considerations in accordance with the idea of sustainable design, in which the aim is to [...]

  • S. Petruseva, V. Pancovska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the last three decades the soft computing methods were used by the research community in almost every branch of construction, providing successful and convenient solutions [...]

  • T. Szkuta, M. Wesołowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Mineral surfaces are an integral part of bituminous roofing felt. Their task is to protect less resistant elements from the destructive effects of the environment. Since the [...]

  • A. Bah, T. Sanchez, Y. Zhang, K. Sasai, D. Conciatori, L. Chouinard, G. Power, N. Zufferey
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The evolution of the state of a structure is characterized by deterioration. This is mainly due to corrosion of the steel reinforcement and damage from mechanical solicitations. [...]

  • G. Borsoi, J. Parracha, P. Caiado, I. Flores-Colen, A. Dionísio, R. Veiga
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) contribute significantly to building energy efficiency by increasing thermal insulation, correcting thermal bridges and [...]

  • A. Radziejowska, A. Sobotka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the article is considered one of the categories of social aspect of sustainable construction as specified in the standard EN 16309:2014 - namely: safety and security. The [...]

  • M. Junginger, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse, V. John
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Due to climate change, higher temperatures and rainfalls are expected to happen in some areas of Canada, which might increase the climate loads on buildings and lead to premature [...]

  • J. Wells, M. Lacasse, G. Sturgeon
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    As part of the Canadian government‘s recent drive to the "on Greening Government" initiative, heritage buildings forming part of the parliamentary precinct in Ottawa, Canada [...]

  • T. Błaszczyńsk, A. Łowińska-Kluge
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The presented article describes a case of damage to concrete in the aquatic supports of a hydraulic ash removal bridge in a power plant. Carrying out an assessment of the [...]

  • A. Weber, W. Mazer, D. Pedroso, C. Pedroso
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Chemical reactions that lead to decreased durability in concrete structures may result from chemical interactions between aggressive agents present in the external environment [...]

  • J. Braun, F. Maranhão, R. Monte
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The service life of buildings can be associated with the durability of enveloping the elements, e.g., the flat roofs that are constantly exposed to environmental agents. Waterproof [...]

  • W. Yang, X. Cai, D. Jiangjiu
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Massive waste materials were produced by the construction and demolition industry every year. In residential constructions, clay bricks are a dominant material and they account [...]

  • G. Meira, P. Ferreira, M. Freitas, C. Andrade
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Surface chloride concentration (Cs) is one of the parameters that feed models used to simulate chloride ingress into concrete. Therefore, understanding its behaviour over [...]

  • L. Ligne, J. Bulcke, J. Baetens, B. Baets, J. Acker
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Bio-based materials are gaining importance in the building industry, as the focus on sustainability and life-cycle-assessment has increased substantially over the last decade. [...]

  • J. García-González, P. Lemos, A. Pereira, J. Pozo, M. Guerra-Romero, A. Juan-Valdés, P. Faria
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nowadays the sustainability and safety requirements of structures inspire the study of new self-healing materials and preventive repair methods on cementitious elements. To [...]

  • M. Matar, S. Frazier, W. Srubar
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Ice is one of the few substances on Earth that expands when it freezes. Consequently, this phase change causes damage to porous cementitious materials that absorb water and [...]

  • M. Manca, Z. Prochazkova, U. Berardi, L. Alfaro, F. Pich-Aguilera
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The awareness of the environmental impact of buildings during their entire whole life cycle has seen a growing interest in recent years. In fact, as buildings become more [...]

  • K. Nakada, K. Komiya, H. Fumino, Y. Nishio, M. Kanematsu, T. Noguchi
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The aim of the current study is to investigate the carbonation behavior of cement hydrates at different environments. Hardened cement pastes are prepared using OPC and BFS [...]

  • C. Andrade
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In natural marine exposures, the chloride profile may have a maximum in the concrete surface (surface concentration) or this maximum may appear some mm or even centimeters, [...]

  • K. Yamashita, H. Miyauchi, A. Ito, T. Soeta, T. Nakashima
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A compact fatigue testing machine to quantitatively evaluate the effects of this complex degradation of sealants and the load change of the sealant under dynamic fatigue has [...]

  • H. Anysz, A. Foremny
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The road construction sector is a specific part of the construction industry. It happens very rarely that a section of a road is financed also by a private entity. The other [...]

  • S. Keßler
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Often the mere mention of the word “Sustainability” leads to the reflection of the effect of our actions on environment and future generations. Especially the [...]

  • B. Craeye, D. Keijzerswaard, P. Maeijer
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    For rehabilitation of existing concrete structures, strength and durability related properties of the reinforced element are of high importance. Assessment of these properties [...]

  • J. Werder, P. Fontana, J. Hoppe, S. Bilgin, B. Meng
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the framework of the European project H-House various concrete façade elements were developed with the aim to ensure a long service life by combining a very durable [...]

  • H. Nguyen, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In recent years, many projects have been carried out to enhance the durability of concrete structure from the influence of cracks. Generally, managing cracks should be a rather [...]

  • M. Georges, A. Bourguiba, N. Sebaibi, D. Chateigner, M. Boutouil
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study is to improve the recruitment of flat oyster larvae, an endangered species, by means of a specific marine infrastructure made of concrete. This work [...]

  • K. Hrabová, B. Teplý, T. Vymazal
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The structural design of concrete structures has to result in qualities ensuring ordinary structural safety and serviceability, together with durability. Recently, it has [...]

  • C. Ferreira, A. Silva, J. Brito, L. Neves
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Most of the maintenance actions in the construction sector are still reactive and sporadic, based on subjective criteria. Usually, maintenance actions are performed when the [...]

  • N. Jajac
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Planning of maintenance activities (an integral approach) on ever growing system such as urban road infrastructure requires decision makers to take into account large number [...]

  • C. Tedeschi, E. Garavaglia
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The durability of concrete depends not only on the composition of the material and its resulting porosity, but also on the environmental conditions. Contact between concrete [...]

  • P. Benítez, F. Rodrigues, S. Talukdar, S. Gavilán
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The negative effects of climate change are underway despite the global efforts to mitigate them and the future scenario are unsettling. Climate change poses critical challenges [...]

  • M. Gutland, S. Bucking, M. Quintero
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hygrothermal models are important tool for assessing the risk of moisture-related decay mechanisms in historic masonry structures. However, there are significant uncertainties [...]

  • A. Eriguchi, H. Fujiwara, H. Itaya, T. Wakabayashi, S. Otani, Y. Isaka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This examined the performance of the iron-foil sensor in concrete and its relationship with the amount of chloride in the solution simulating concrete. The corrosion sensor [...]

  • S. Nakajima, Y. Sakabe, S. Kimoto, Y. Ohashi
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Cross laminated timber (CLT) are composed of longitudinal layers and cross layers. And as the laminations of the adjoin layers are glued orthogonally deterioration of the [...]

  • K. Etchuya, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, authors propose a method to predict deterioration of exterior finishes using Markov Chain Model based on field survey results on cracks of exterior finishes [...]

  • N. Kokulu
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Deterioration of the facade materials of a building and its importance are topics that are not getting the attention that they deserve and need. If a material can’t meet [...]

  • K. Korniejenko, M. Łach, J. Mikuła, M. Hebdowska-Krupa, D. Mierzwiński, S. Gądek, M. Hebda
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The article presents the first results of the project under the title: ‘Development of 3D printing technology for construction and facade prefabricated elements made of [...]

  • Y. Tanaka, T. Nishida
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    It is beneficial to understand damage conditions of RC structural members by non-destructive methods. In this study, K-means clustering method was applied to the AE wave data [...]

  • K. Goulouti, M. Giorgi, D. Favre, S. Lasvaux
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper presents a new service life database (DUREE database) for building elements, based on international service life data. The database includes 7‘000 service life [...]

  • S. Ishihara, H. Miyauchi, A. Ito, K. Tanaka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The sealant that fills the joints of an exterior walls of building is subjected to weather loads, such as sunlight, ambient temperature, and rain, as well as a movement of [...]

  • J. Maia, N. Ramos, R. Veiga
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A gap in the durability assessment of thermal mortars applied in multi-layer systems was observed. The existing standardisation for the durability assessment of hardened mortars [...]

  • M. Morelli, E. Brandt
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The Danish Building regulations are function based and describe in broad terms which requirements must be fulfilled. The main message is that buildings and their structures [...]

  • M. Steeman, N. Bossche, K. Calle
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Wood frame construction is the most widespread building method. In Belgium the number of wood frame buildings has grown in the last years: in 2018 over 10% of all new built [...]

  • A. Emparanza, C. Morales, J. Palacios, F. Caso, A. Nanni
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    There is a continued process to implement innovative materials to enhance the sustainability and durability of the built infrastructure. Technologies developed over the last [...]

  • M. Resende, D. Meirelles, G. Boriolo, L. Oliveira
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Gypsum boards with glass mat reinforcement are used in light weight facade systems. These boards were recently brought to the Brazilian market. Therefore, there are few studies [...]

  • N. Belie, B. Belleghem, S. Keßler, P. Heede, K. Tittelboom
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Chloride ingress in cracked concrete leads to rapid corrosion of embedded steel reinforcement and a decrease of the expected service life. Corrosion monitoring experiments [...]

  • S. Ghosn, B. Hamad
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hemp and Recycled Aggregates Concrete (HRAC) is a sustainable concrete where coarse aggregates are partially replaced with industrial hemp fibers and recycled concrete aggregates [...]

  • I. Sosa, C. Thomas, J. Polanco, J. Setién, P. Tamayo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Obtaining new building materials that are more environmentally friendly than the traditional and that guarantee an optimal response to the most demanding conditions, is one [...]

  • E. Bernat-Maso, M. Lis, L. Mercedes, L. Gil
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been widely used to strengthened construction structural elements in the last years because of their mechanical pros. However, the durability [...]

  • S. Sahyoun, L. Wang, H. Ge, M. Defo, M. Lacasse
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Today, it is globally known that climate change needs to be addressed to mitigate its harmful effects on our environment. It is also common knowledge that the contribution [...]

  • M. Nicolella, C. Scognamillo, F. Vitale
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The building sector is responsible for the introduction of about 40% of the waste in the environment (60 Mtons per year in Italy), with serious consequences for our future. [...]

  • C. Nicholson
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The New Zealand Building Code is unique in the world in requiring evidence of a minimum durability of 50 years for all structural building elements. This prescriptive durability [...]

  • A. Santamaria, M. Skaf, V. Lopez, E. Briz, J. José, J. González
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The structure of self-compacting concretes containing electric arc-furnace slag, their mechanical behavior, and their durability are all studied in an extensive experimental [...]

  • V. Ortega-López, V. Revilla-Cuesta, A. Santamaria, A. Espinosa, J. Fuente-Alonso, J. Chica
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The construction sector is clearly one of the most pollutant at a global level and its consumption of natural resources is also enormous. Over recent years, heightened awareness [...]

  • T. Peng, J. Casas, J. Turmo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Due to the inevitable degradation of material properties in structures in daily use, such as stiffness degradation due to cracking in concrete elements, their durability will [...]

  • D. Car-Pusić, M. Mladen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Construction project costs often reach values higher than planned. Accuracy in project cost estimation is one of the most important criteria for project success, even for [...]

  • A. Benidir, M. Mahdad, A. Brara
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The present work deals with a unique in-service valuation of CSEB structures in Algeria. The inspection tries to bring out the impact of long time exposure under different [...]

  • H. Carasek, M. Jungblut, P. Passos, O. Cascudo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study aimed to evaluate the influence of different types of metakaolin and curing conditions on mortars depth of carbonation. To do so, prismatic mortar specimens were [...]

  • N. Russo, M. Gastaldi, L. Schiavi, A. Strini, R. Zanoni, F. Lollini
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing steel rebar is one of the major durability issues affecting reinforced concrete structures (RC). Various models have been developed [...]

  • K. Sato, T. Saito, T. Saeki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The expansion of cement paste can occur as a result of secondary ettringite formation due to attack by sulfates. It has been proposed that this expansion is affected by coexisting [...]

  • K. Kawaai, T. Nishida, A. Saito
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study examined crack repair methods using alginate gel films (1.5 wt.%) mixed with healing agents under wet and dry actions. The healing agents consist of Bacillus subtilis [...]

  • T. Nishida, K. Kawaai, A. Saito
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study examined durability of mortar after repairing crack using alginate gel films (1.5wt.%) mixed with healing agents under seawater splayed condition. The healing agents [...]

  • K. Grabowska, M. Koniorczyk
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Water is one of the main factors affecting the durability of porous materials and it is one of the most common causes of their degradation. Physical phenomena such as freezing [...]

  • A. Dalalbashi, B. Ghiassi, D. Oliveira
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Textile-reinforced mortar (TRM) composites have received extensive attention as a sustainable solution for seismic strengthening of masonry and historical structures. This [...]

  • S. Sahyoun, H. Ge, C. Aggarwal, M. Defo, T. Moore
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hygrothermal simulations are commonly used to evaluate the moisture damage risk of building envelopes over the long-term. For such assessment to be accurate, a proper selection [...]

  • M. Etxeberria, B. Reddy
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    An increase in the population has led to the progressive construction of infrastructures and buildings. This causes severe environmental problems, firstly high emissions of [...]

  • A. Oliveira, O. Cascudo, A. Castro
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The environment in which the concrete structure is inserted has a great influence on its durability and its service life. Thus, the present work aims to study of the performance [...]

  • B. Reich, H. Ge, J. Wang
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Vapor diffusion ports (VDP) that are drilled in the exterior sheathing of wood-frame walls are commonly used in wood-frame construction in the coastal region of British Columbia [...]

  • K. Matsuzawa, O. Senbu, K. Imamoto, C. Kiyohara, K. Etchuya, K. Nemoto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A model building made out of concrete block specimens whose surfaces were coated with various finishing materials was constructed for the outdoor exposure test. After 30 years [...]

  • S. Soudian, U. Berardi, N. Laschuk
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The exterior finish layer in building facades is exposed to considerable environmental loads, which can reduce the service life of the materials, increasing the need for replacement. [...]

  • L. Ottosen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Historical stone monuments and buildings are lost due to salt induced decay. This paper deals with a method, electro-desalination (ED), in which an electric DC field is applied [...]

  • S. Ardi, B. Diker, P. Bahri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Decrease in performance of building facades, components, and materials before their service life is an unexpected situation. Therefore, detecting the probable causes of these [...]

  • B. Mobaraki, S. Komarizadehasl, F. Pascual, J. Lozano-Galant
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Temperature and humidity measurements provide useful information on multiple areas of civil engineering application such as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Structural [...]

  • J. Korytárová, V. Hromádka, M. Marek, S. Pelčák, J. Rouzek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The article deals with the analysis of background resources for the evaluation of socioeconomic impact methodology elaboration of the territory development in the field of [...]

  • J. Parracha, A. Cortay, G. Borsoi, R. Veiga, L. Nunes
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) are nowadays often used in new constructions but are also one of the most frequently used thermal retrofitting solutions [...]

  • H. Sakata, K. Sato, S. Saito
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The purpose of the present study is to evaluate pore structure of hardened cement paste immersed in sodium sulfate solutions and to experimentally examine the relation between [...]

  • V. Hromádka, J. Korytárová, E. Vítková, T. Funk, H. Seelmann
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Evaluation of the economic efficiency of investment projects in transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic is methodically based on the Departmental Methodology of the [...]

  • M. Nicolella, R. Landolfi, A. Pino
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The performance decay of a building component is influenced by a huge variety of parameters, interacting between them and determining different results in terms of service [...]

  • J. Pae, J. Moon
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Cemented sand is a common way for soil stabilization or ground improvement. Tortuosity is an important parameter that has a significant impact on flow and transport characteristics [...]

  • Y. Hosshin, S. Ishihara, K. Tanaka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Polyurethane waterproofing membranes are constructed at building sites by applying liquid material to substrate. The membrane thickness is related to the durability of the [...]

  • P. Johansson, P. Wahlgren
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Many brick buildings in Sweden today face a large need for renovation measures to prolong their service life and make other uses possible. Conventional thermal insulation [...]

  • N. Tsuchiya, K. Nemoto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Existing RC Buildings have some cracks and the repairing service might last the buildings for long life. The durability of the RC component is evaluated by several ways as [...]

  • M. Nikafkar, U. Berardi
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) encompass a higher thermal resistance per unit of thickness compared to any other kind of insulation. However, their aging has often shown [...]

  • S. Michel, P. Flüeler, M. Jordi, R. Welter
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A hailstorm has heavily damaged a glass fibre mesh reinforced mineral render of an externally insulated composite system (ETICS) of a family house. While a neighbouring house [...]

  • E. Vereecken, D. Deckers, H. Janssen, S. Roels
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper presents a field study on the hygrothermal performance of hydrophobised masonry walls, provided with vapour tight or capillary active interior insulation. As a [...]

  • S. Osamura, H. Saito
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Rainwater and moisture control are key factors for maintaining the durability of wooden houses. Wall assemblies with sidings are installed on vented cavities to build durable [...]

  • J. Kusák, E. Vítková
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The objective of financial management of construction companies is to generate profit and provide financial stability. Financial stability is provided by managing the amount [...]

  • A. Batista, W. Grześkowiak, B. Mazela
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Expandable graphite (EG) is an intumescent additive known to improve fire properties of various materials. Intumescent fire retardant (IFR) based on EG is a protection method [...]

  • C. Thiel, V. Lomakovych, C. Gehlen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the construction sector is increasingly using clinker-reduced concretes. Concrete with high amounts of ground granulated blast [...]

  • I. Vandemeulebroucke, S. Caluwaerts, N. Bossche
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports important evolutions in the climate system. These changes are likely to affect the [...]

  • J. Garduño, P. Lozada, L. Lozada
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Mexico City is located at a seismic region with a complex soil. That condition had an impact on buildings and their conservation; it requires to know their structural state [...]

  • T. Watanabe, H. Fujiwara, M. Maruoka, K. Satori
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The proportion of electricity generated by coal-fired thermal power plants has been rising in Japan as a result of the nuclear plant accident caused by the Great East Japan [...]

  • C. Pereira, J. Brito, J. Silvestre
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Building inspection systems are a useful tool for surveyors, standardising the collection of information. Thisresearch is framed within the development of a global inspection [...]

  • H. Camargo, J. Mestre
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Gold leaf Murano glass is a unique product that over the centuries, especially during Byzantine period, has been used as facing forming big flat or curved mosaics that result [...]

  • T. Błaszczyński, M. Król
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete structures are constantly moving in the direction of improving the durability. Durability depends on many factors, which are the composition of concrete mix, the [...]

  • G. Dotelli, C. Moletti, P. Aversa, S. Sabbadini, A. Marzo, C. Tripepi, P. Lauriola, V. Luprano
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This document provides information and instructions for preparing a Full Paper to be included in the eBook of Proceedings of DBMC 2020 Conference, as well as the 2-page extended [...]

  • M. Carretero-Ayuso
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper focuses on the study and quantifications of pathologies in solar energy, gas, cooling, heating and ventilation installations, based on complaints filed in the courts [...]

  • E. Hansen, ø. Nielsen, E. Møller, R. Peuhkuri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Previously, only solutions with long-term experience were used in the building sector and it was sufficient to describe, e.g. in the building regulations, how they should [...]

  • A. Martínez-Ibernón, J. Gandía-Romero, I. Gasch, M. Valcuende
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The monitoring of reinforced concrete structures allows us to detect the presence of aggressive agents into of the concrete matrix, on site and in a real time. These aggressive [...]

  • X. Zhou, J. Carmeliet, D. Derome
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Internal insulation of masonry walls may significantly increase the decay risk of embedded wooden beams due to lower temperature and consequently lower drying potential in [...]

  • C. Xia, Z. Kong, S. Hokoi, B. Ding, T. Wang, Y. Li
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nanjing City Wall, one of the most important cultural heritages in China, has been damaged in a natural environment for centuries. Plants can be a candidate to regulate the [...]

  • W. Blaszczak-Bak, J. Janicka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Structural changes taking place in buildings and structures due to the passage of time are a normal phenomenon. However, the building objects are also adversely affected by [...]

  • C. Naotunna, S. Samarakoon, K. Fosså
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Cracks due to the service load in the reinforced concrete structures are controlled at the design stage, by limiting the calculated crack width. Widely used crack width calculation [...]

  • D. Skorupka, A. Duchaczek, A. Waniewska, M. Kowacka, G. Debita
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nowadays, dynamic progress in the field of modern technologies influences the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. The potential application area of this type of technology [...]

  • K. Gradeci, A. Nocente, N. Labonnote, P. Rüther
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Mould growth is a biodeterioration phenomenon that jeopardizes the integrity, functionality and durability of building envelopes. The performance to withstand biodeterioration [...]

  • L. Tambara-Junior, M. Cheriaf, J. Rocha
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study explores the behavior of blended mortars of low reactive bottom ashes (BA) and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in an alkaline solution. Mortar mixtures incorporating [...]

  • J. Badr, G. Villain, J. Balayssac, S. Lopes, Y. Fargier, F. Deby, S. Delepine-Lesoille
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Electrical resistivity is a parameter sensitive to several properties of concrete, including water content, which is one of the key parameters governing concrete long-term [...]

  • C. Tengberg, C. Hagentoft
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    New technical solutions are introduced at a fast pace in the Swedish construction industry, mainly driven by issues concerning costs and productivity. These new technical [...]

  • C. Perez, C. Lors, B. Erable
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy production process based on the fermentation of biodegradable biomass. The industrial digesters are usually made of cementitious [...]

  • M. Aldabibi, M. Nokken, H. Ge
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In North America, clay bricks are qualified as durable if they meet either the ASTM C216 or CAN/CSA A82.1 standard. Although these standards are widely used in North America, [...]

  • R. Teodoro, H. Carasek, O. Cascudo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of mineral admixtures in concrete has grown in recent years, specially the highperformance ones, such as silica fume, nanosilica and metakaolin. Metakaolin has been [...]

  • J. Gallias, B. Fiorio, Y. Tong, M. Benaissa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The aim of this work is to better understand the influence of drying conditions and moisture content of concrete on the carbonation kinetics during accelerated tests. Cylindrical [...]

  • H. Yanokura, I. Kurashige, N. Sugihashi, K. Takahashi, Y. Kuroda
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Experiments on the development of compressive strength and static and dynamic Young’s moduli were performed by the following mix proportions of concrete: the first uses [...]

  • I. Torres, I. Colen, D. Silveira, R. Pinto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The most commonly used wall coverings are still, undoubtedly, plasters and renders, whether lime-based or cement-based, whether traditional and prepared in-situ or pre-dosed. [...]

  • M. Etxeberria, F. Alvarez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper deals with the evaluation of the influence of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and the employment of high volume of fly ash (FA) on the physical, mechanical and [...]

  • D. Silveira, I. Torres, I. Colen, R. Pinto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The objective of the present work is to analyze the influence of the lightweight concrete block support on the physical and mechanical characteristics of the applied mortar. [...]

  • P. Reiterman, V. Davidová
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The volume changes of cement-based composites are significantly exhibited during the hardening process. Initial phases of the hardening are complemented by the expansion due [...]

  • P. Vila, M. Pereyra
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT) is used to evaluate the potential expansion of the aggregate for the alkali-silica reaction. In this test, the aggregate should meet [...]

  • J. Acker, X. Jiang, J. Bulcke
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    During the second half of last century the forestry-wood chain has evolved and today ecosystem services in a sustainability framework are important. Forests are intended to [...]

  • P. Czerski, E. Radziszewska-Zielina, W. Grześkowiak, P. Kwaśniewska-Sip, P. Krzyściak
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Excessive mold development in interior spaces can be the cause of health problems in their users, as well as of a decrease in the comfort of use of internal spaces. The aim [...]

  • I. Flores-Colen, M. Pedroso, A. Soares, M. Gomes, N. Ramos, J. Maia, R. Sousa, H. Sousa, L. Silva
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, two aerogel-based renders are characterized based on in-situ testing of walls prototypes. The in-situ tests to assess the mechanical performance are: pull-off, [...]

  • K. Paine, B. Reeksting, H. Taha, S. Gebhard
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Material degradation of our civil infrastructure is inevitable, and regular maintenance is required to mitigate against failure during the service-life. However, understanding [...]

  • L. Ortega, B. Serrano, I. Villanova, A. Ilies
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) and Composite Reinforced Mortar (CRM) systems are used as Externally Bonded Reinforcements (EBR) in civil and historical construction. [...]

  • T. Ishida, R. Kitagaki, H. Hagihara, Y. Elakneswaran
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Multi-scale analysis of photodegradation are conducted for pigmented coating containing acrylic urethane + TiO2 pigment and for non-pigmented coating containing only acrylic [...]

  • I. Kurashige
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Ion diffusion through cement-based barrier is key to safe radionuclide transfer in intermediate radioactive waste disposal facilities. The purpose of this research is to elicit [...]

  • S. Fantucci, E. Fenoglio, V. Serra
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Thermal insulating plasters and renders are becoming a popular solution for the energy retrofit of existing and historic buildings because of their suitability/compatibility [...]

  • J. Frick, N. Sakiyama, M. Stipetic, H. Garrecht
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Within the framework of the European project Wall-ACE a large-scale laboratory test (EOTA-Wall Test) was performed. Additional a test field in Switzerland was equipped with [...]

  • S. Sato, Y. Masuda, M. Kakegawa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Reinforced concrete (RC) specimens were treated using different combinations of surface coating and/or patch repair methods and materials, left in a coastal region with frost [...]

  • J. Lliso-Ferrando, J. Zamora, R. Bataller, J. Soto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Corrosion of steel embedded in reinforced concrete is the phenomena that most affects the durability of this type of structures. The control and analysis of the rebars can [...]

  • M. Sivo, D. Ladiana, F. Novi, C. Salvatori
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study was developed at the Department of Architecture of Pescara and Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering of the University of Pisa as [...]

  • T. Fumoto, M. Abuku, S. Hall
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study was to clarify the internal change of concrete structures during drying. Therefore, we used X-ray CT to investigate water content and volume changes [...]

  • D. Aponte, M. Barra
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    At present, steel production is mainly done in basic oxygen furnaces (BOF) and electric arc furnaces (EAF) (Pauliuk, S. et al, 2013, Morfeldt, J. et al, 2015). According to [...]

  • F. Cecconi, G. Cocchetti, A. Cornaggia, T. Villa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Climate change and the request for better assets’ energy performances are forcing the construction sector towards passive or even active buildings: assets with a positive [...]

  • L. Wang, H. Ge, L. Wang
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In recent years, stochastic modeling has been increasingly applied to investigate the uncertainties of input parameters in hygrothermal simulation and the moisture damage [...]

  • E. Brandt, M. Morelli
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The service life of roofs depends not only on the quality of materials and components but also on several other factors such as workmanship, maintenance, design and substrate. [...]

  • C. Qiao, D. Rothstein
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Sound and durable concrete mixtures are essential in environments where microbial induced corrosion (MIC) is a concern. In this study three concrete mixtures prepared with [...]

  • M. Bednarczyk, T. Templin
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of mobile devices such as smartphones still increases over last years. Smartphone hardware capabilities are comparable with average personal computers. Thanks to the [...]

  • A. Ostańska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Modernizing multi-family residential estates in operation for about 40 years is a multifaceted and complex process. In Poland, these assets cannot be considered "degraded" [...]

  • K. Sotiriadis, M. Hlobil, J. Toušek, D. Machová, P. Mácová, M. Vopálenský, A. Viani
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The durability of Portland-limestone cement with high limestone content was monitored at conditions promoting thaumasite formation. Pore structure and deterioration characteristics [...]

  • J. Filho, D. Snoeck, N. Belie
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete structures are subjected to shrinkage since the moment when the water makes contact with the cement. From that moment on, depending on the concrete composition and [...]

  • A. Tanifuji, T. Ishida, R. Kitagaki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Polyurethane composite coatings are frequently applied to strengthen the barrier properties of various construction materials such as wood, metal and concrete. The changes [...]

  • M. Krzemiński
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The article presents an office building life-cycle estimating possibility with the use of multiple-criteria evaluation and simulations modeling techniques. The first part [...]

  • M. Linek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This work present to the mathematical model in the form of ANN, intended for projecting concrete compressive strength. Input data was classified according to the type of component [...]

  • I. Palomar, G. Barluenga, H. Varela, J. Puentes, Á. Rodríguez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is an effective, reliable and safer technology to cast-inplace concrete structures. However, the large amount of paste required to achieve its [...]

  • A. Soive, V. Baroghel-Bouny, F. Lavergne
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Numerical results are compared to experimental data on concretes exposed in field conditions for 19 years and subjected to wetting/drying cycles in seawater after a couple [...]

  • S. Ott, P. Aondio
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    With the introduction of new building products made of planar glued board lamellas, the CLT, the restriction of load-bearing structures to linear and thus additively used [...]

  • G. Santunione, C. Ferrari, A. Muscio, E. Sgarbi
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Solar reflective materials are one of the most efficient solution to the urban heat island effect, according to which temperatures, in urban areas are significantly higher [...]

  • Q. Phung, A. Varzina, J. Perko, D. Jacques, N. Maes, Ö. Cizer
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Many environments to which concrete is exposed are highly aggressive due to various chemical components. In such environments, concrete is subjected to processes of chemical [...]

  • M. Junginger, M. Resende, L. Oliveira, V. John
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of light steel frame and wood frame in Brazil is still recent, hence there is little information about the durability of these technologies applied in Brazilian climate [...]

  • J. Janicka, J. Rapiński, W. Błaszczak-Bąk, C. Suchocki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Building structures are exposed to the impact of various forces and natural phenomena. Earthquakes, heavy rains, displacements of land surrounding the building can have a [...]

  • S. Santamari­a-Fernandez, A. Eizaguirre-Iribar, X. Olano-Azkune
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The durability of materials used in buildings has been widely studied and, in many cases, there are standards to assess it. However, studies on how pathologies affect the [...]

  • M. Sletnes, S. Frank
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Adhesive tapes are used extensively in both new buildings and renovation projects in order to achieve airtight building envelopes and energy efficient buildings. It is important [...]

  • E. Suttie, C. Brischke, E. Hansson, S. Fortino, J. Sandak, M. Kutnik, G. Alfredsen, C. Lucas, E. Vieillemard
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper introduces the ForestValue research project CLICKdesign – delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood. The consortium [...]

  • M. Kutnik, M. Gabillé, M. Montibus
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    . Most of European native wood species used outdoors are expected to last less than 10 years if left untreated and exposed to severe environmental conditions such as high [...]

  • P. Perumal, T. Paul, T. Luukkonen, J. Röning, P. Kinnunen, M. Illikainen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The main aim of the work is to study the effect of different fibres (steel, glass and basalt) on resistance of blast furnace slag-based alkali-activated mortar in acidic environment. [...]

  • W. Lin, A. Cheng, W. Yeih, K. Korniejenko, M. Hebda, M. Łach
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study explores the permeability of the partial replacement of cement using ultra-fine reactive fly ash (URFA) and silica fume. URFA is an industrial by-product from thermal [...]

  • H. Miyauchi
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The utilization of drones is expected to streamline the process of building inspection in Japan; however, no known drone utilization platform exists in the region‘s [...]

  • N. Alderete, Y. Villagrán-Zaccardi, N. Belie
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Capillary imbibition is a transport phenomenon occurring in concrete structures exposed to weathering, frequently in direct connection with the resistance against different [...]

  • E. Plebankiewicz, K. Zima, D. Wieczorek
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Buildings absorb energy at every stage of the life cycle. The paper analyses the phases of the life cycle of an office building indicating the possibilities of reducing energy [...]

  • I. Marovic
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Life-cycle management of urban road networks as a part of an urban system is a very complex process from the management standpoint of social, technical and economic aspects. [...]

  • K. Su, K. Imamoto, T. Noguchi, M. Kanematsu, H. Hamasaki, K. Teranishi, C. Kiyohara, M. Yamada
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper is a report on the investigation results of the Former Shime Mining Office Vertical Derrick, which was built in 1943 and was 75 years old at the time of the investigation. [...]

  • S. Komarizadehasl, B. Mobaraki, J. Lozano-Galant, J. Turmo
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is essential to assess the accuracy of durability predictions of structures. Using low-cost sensors on structural evaluation has gained [...]

  • V. Trincal, V. Benavent, H. Lahalle, G. Samson, C. Patapy, Y. Jainin, M. Cyr
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Alkali-activated materials (AAM) are now seriously considered by the cement industry as an economical alternative to Portland cement, especially for its low CO2 footprint. [...]

  • P. Rüther, K. Gradeci, M. Sletnes
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The service life of a building or structure is often presumed to be 60 years. Products usedin the building envelope are often covered by a facade material on the exterior [...]

  • M. Nogal
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The new generation of structural Eurocodes will include climate change adaption measures in order to enhance the climate resilience of infrastructures across Europe. This [...]

  • H. Künzel
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Despite progress in moisture control analysis, repairing moisture damage is still a considerable cost factor in the building sector. While there are many reasons for the lack [...]

  • A. Silva, A. Prieto
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The service life of buildings and components is extremely difficult to model and predict, mainly due to the uncertainty and variability associated with the degradation phenomena. [...]

  • F. Gonçalves, L. Alves, A. Haddad, E. Vazquez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The so-called works of special arts, are constructions of high complexities that allow the advancement of widening gaps and overcoming obstacles previously unthinkable. With [...]

  • E. Rosina, A. Pili
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Many factors have to be considered for the correct conservation of cultural heritage, in particular, the exposition of the object/site to open air, as the archaeological sites [...]

  • O. Holčapek, P. Reiterman, J. Pazderka
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper deals with the investigation of properties of Czech fortification concrete bunkers built before Second World War (WWII). The Czech defense system consisted mainly [...]

  • J. Keegan, T. Taylor, J. Kirby
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    New thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof membranes have been extensively analyzed in laboratories, roof exposure farm fields, and under accelerated weathering conditions. The [...]

  • T. Kawato, I. Kurashige
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In recent years, the use of granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) sand as fine aggregate in concrete has been increasingly discussed from the viewpoint of environmental impact [...]

  • S. Pallin, J. DeGraw, M. Bhandari, T. Pilet
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Performance metrics serve as useful tools and indicators for many applications. For the building industry, various metrics exist; typically, these metrics do not assess the [...]

  • S. Linden, N. Bossche
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    During a rain event, most of the raindrops reaching the facade either splash back or run off the exterior surface of the facade. However, it is evident that also a portion [...]

  • T. Tsuchimoto, S. Takahashi, H. Sumikura, T. Nakagawa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The inspection of the used house which is necessary to be evaluated is carried out without removal of the interior or exterior finishing materials. However, where the interior [...]

  • Y. Wang, W. Wang, W. Yang, C. Li
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Inclined defects in pipelines can lead to failures in the form of mixed mode fracture. A review of the literature suggests that few studies have been carried out on reliability [...]

  • V. Rizzo, F. Micelli, M. Leone, A. Bonati, M. Aiello
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) and Composite Reinforced Mortar (CRM) systems are used as Externally Bonded Reinforcements (EBR) in civil and historical construction. [...]

  • F. Spörel
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Waterway structures like locks are exposed to a severe freeze-thaw-attack. A sufficient resistance of concrete against this exposure has to be assured. In Germany the concrete [...]

  • E. Gerns, S. Domelen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    All too often, the original windows are unnecessarily removed and replaced from historic buildings. In some instances, replacement is justified due to the extent of deterioration [...]

  • S. Tronsli, S. Samarakoon, R. Ratnayake
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Visual inspection forms the basis of the inspection planning process for concrete bridges. The authority responsible for bridge inspection maintains a database to record past [...]

  • M. Vyšvařil, P. Bayer
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this study, the comparison of lava sand, pumice, and natural zeolite as lightweight aggregate in air lime mortars, natural hydraulic lime mortars, and cement-lime mortars [...]

  • F. Faleschini, M. Zanini, K. Toska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Sustainability in the construction industry is becoming everyday more a major issue in todays world. To accomplish sustainability goals, adopted also by the Agenda 2030 of [...]

  • H. Araki
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This study examines, through experiments, two reinforced concrete girders obtained from a residential building constructed in 1961. The average concrete strength obtained [...]

  • R. Bucoń, A. Czarnigowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    One of the design team‘s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct [...]

  • R. Bucoń, A. Czarnigowska
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    One of the design team’s tasks is assuring that their project has a low negative impact on the environment. This comes from regulations as well as expectations of direct [...]

  • V. Revilla-Cuesta, M. Skaf, A. García-Llona, I. Piñero, J. Manso, V. Ortega-López
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The use of waste in civil-engineering products, such as concrete and asphalt mixes, is a very effective strategy for reducing high consumption levels of Natural Aggregates [...]

  • R. Fabregà, J. Mestre, P. Arias
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This contribution presents previous results of a study carried out with the aim of achieving better results in the restoration processes by replacing the tiles of an exterior [...]

  • H. Currie, M. Bronski, R. Lynde
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Plaster (often lime plaster, reinforced with animal hair) installed on wood lath secured to wood framing was a common ceiling system for hundreds of years in the Americas, [...]

  • S. Vima-Grau, C. Cornadó, P. Garcia-Almirall
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In a context of downturn of public investment after the financial crisis of 2007, an increase of social and economic inequality takes place in territories and cities. Socio-residential [...]

  • U. Bektimirova, E. Sharafutdinov, C. Shon, D. Zhang, J. Kim
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper is the study of sulfate attack resistance of reactive powder concrete (RPC). RPC that is also known as ultra-high performance concrete is a special type of concrete [...]

  • J. Vos, A. Blommaert, N. Bossche
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The lack of systematization in the collection of building defects leads to a wide range of data that is not used to its full potential. Unfortunately, this opportunity is [...]

  • R. Matos, F. Rodrigues, H. Rodrigues, A. Costa
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The significant growth of the building stock in the 20th century allied to the low rate of building retrofitting over the last years results in the current low conservation [...]

  • M. Zanini
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The development of sustainable concretes is becoming an emerging issue in civil construction sector. The use of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) slag aggregates in the production [...]

  • N. Gutiérrez, L. Haurie, A. Navarro, J. Rosell
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Autogenous self-healing of cement-based materials is a topic of current interest. This research evaluates autogenous self-healing in four types of mortars based on Portland [...]

  • T. Ide, H. Hamasaki, Y. Soga
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In this paper, we discussed the concept for appropriate repair period for finishing materials of reinforced concrete structures. We investigated the actual building repair [...]

  • T. Kage, H. Tanano, N. Tsuchiya, H. Jinnai
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    It is very important to improve and secure durability of reinforced concrete (RC) building and housing, in order to extend the service life of it. In this study, these were [...]

  • T. Sato, H. Fujiwara, M. Maruoka, L. Lingling
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Concrete cracking caused by drying shrinkage adversely affects the durability of a structure. The results of past research has shown that drying shrinkage can be reduced by [...]

  • A. Rossetti, T. Ikumi, I. Segura, E. Irassar
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Durability in aggressive environments is an important factor to extend the service life of concrete and the use ternary blended cements (limestone filler + calcined clays) [...]

  • S. Conejos, M. Chew
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Vertical Greenery Systems (VGS) applied on building has proven economic, environmental and social benefits which made it one of the widely accepted green building design strategies [...]

  • Y. Mikako, S. Masamitsu, I. Kei-ichi, K. Chizuru, O. Akiko
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Timber has been widely adopted as a global structural material. However, timber sometimes deteriorates due to various factors such as termite infestation, which may reduce [...]

  • E. Møller, T. Rasmussen
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This article describes testing of peel and shear resistance and airtightness of joints of air and vapour barrier systems before and after artificial aging. The testing of [...]

  • K. Bourke, K. Adams
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper presents the results of a pathfinder project on re-usable buildings which was part funded by Climate- KIC, supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union. It [...]

  • A. Aydogan
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    After the oil crisis, all the commercial and residential buildings were designed with tightly sealed envelopes to minimize the air leakage through the building to save energy. [...]

  • R. Malheiro, G. Camacho, G. Meira, A. Camões
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The fly ash concrete (FAC) has often been used in chloride contaminate environments. The aluminates present in fly ash (FA) react with free chlorides binding them and reducing [...]

  • C. Hagentoft, P. Johansson
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A newly developed generic algorithm to assess moisture susceptibility of simplified wall assemblies has been developed within the CIB-W080 WG 2. This group is focusing on [...]

  • H. Hedayatnia, N. Bossche
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Understanding how climate change accelerates or slows down the process of material deterioration is the first step towards assessing adaptive approaches for the preservation [...]

  • T. Błaszczyński, B. Ksit, B. Monczyński
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the article, a comparative analysis of the effects of selected substances applied to create secondary horizontal damp proof courses of masonry walls by means of the chemical [...]

  • E. Laycock, D. Jefferson, S. Hetherington
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    The Palace of Westminster, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is situated on the north [...]

  • G. Cheirchanteri
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Stone masonry is the oldest form of construction in the world until the beginning of the 20th century. The first stone walls were constructed by farmers and primitive people [...]

  • K. Naidu
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    A two-storey masonry pre-war shop house in Taiping, Malaysia was badly affected by construction being undertaken at an adjacent lot. The building was in a serious state of [...]

  • D. Bozsaky
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    In the 21st century, global climate change and the high level of fossil energy consumption have introduced changes affecting all sectors of the economy, including the building [...]

  • G. Villain, M. Alhajj, S. Lopes, V. Bouteiller
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Reinforced concrete (RC) structures, such wharfs or floating structures, are submitted to chloride ingress which can lead to rebar corrosion. Before the corrosion initiation, [...]

  • D. Aponte, M. Barra, S. Valls, L. Fernandez
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This contribution is a study of the durability and transport properties of sprayed concrete used in an actual construction site. It considers whether concrete spraying can [...]

  • M. Tezer, Z. Bundur
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Factors affecting durability of concrete structures are generally associated with each other. Due to its brittle nature, concrete can crack under stress and these cracks are [...]

  • K. Goulouti, P. Padey, A. Galimshina, G. Habert, S. Lasvaux
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    This paper presents a systematic way to consider the uncertainties of the building elements‘service lives within a stochastic framework, by defining the corresponding probability [...]

  • S. Kim, J. Moon, J. Plank
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is a mixture consisting of various phases. Because of mineralogical complexity, the relationship between chemical reactivity of the mixture [...]

  • G. Volf
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are complex and dynamic systems whose management and sustainability can be improved by using different modelling and prediction approaches [...]

  • V. Zohrabyan, T. Braml, T. Zircher, M. Keuser
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Nowadays ensuring the safety of people and the protection of infrastructure is a socially relevant topic, which requires a thorough investigation. The Institute of concrete [...]

  • C. Aggarwal, M. Defo, T. Moore, M. Lacasse, S. Sahyoun, H. Ge
    Current Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Serrat et al. (Eds).

    Abstract
    Hygrothermal simulations are necessary to permit analyzing moisture performance when designing building envelopes. Owing to the high computing time and cost of the long term [...]