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Lourenço, P B and Luso, E and Almeida, M G (2006) Defects and moisture problems in buildings from historical city centres: a case study in Portugal. Building and Environment, 41 (2). pp. 223-234. ISSN 03601323

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Conservation of ancient buildings is a major issue for modern societies, both from economical and cultural viewpoints. Information about the ancient built heritage is vital to plan adequate remedial measures. Taking a historic centre in Portugal as a case study, this paper presents an extensive survey of building typology and materials, damage in the building envelope, indoor survey of damage, and measurements in indoor air temperature and relative humidity. Water-related problems can be confirmed as the single most important defect combined with inadequate sun exposure, ventilation and heating, and excessive moisture indoor production. Extremely low temperatures, high humidity and presence of mould therefore, compromise the indoor quality of life of the inhabitants; and make urgent repair at many levels necessary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic building; Moisture damage; Traditional construction; Indoor climate
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008 09:49
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 10:24

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