Adherent tiling systems are widely used all over the world as wall cladding because of their aesthetic and technical characteristics. However, anomalous behaviours often occur; compromising the overall behaviour of facades, and possibly raising safety risks. The need to create expeditious, non-destructive and accurate methods of inspection that can encourage these systems’ inspection and maintenance fomented a research study on infrared thermography’s capacity of early detect anomalous zones in adhesive tiling systems, such as detachments or presence of humidity, in controlled in situ conditions, proving it as a valuable diagnostic tool.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-428
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
StatePublished - Sep 2017

    Research areas

  • Wall tiling system, Anomaly detection, Detachment, NDT, Infrared thermography

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