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Amos, D, Musa, Z N and Au-Yong, C P (2020) Performance measurement of facilities management services in Ghana’s public hospitals. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 218–38.

Attia, D A, Maarouf, I, Taha, D and Nassar, D (2020) Detecting failures in conservation practice in relation to cultural significance: the case of heritage buildings in Khartoum. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 124–39.

Becerra, J, Ortiz, P, Zaderenko, A P and Karapanagiotis, I (2020) Assessment of nanoparticles/nanocomposites to inhibit micro-algal fouling on limestone façades. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 180–90.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Deterioration; aesthetics; evaluation methods; heritage; anti-algae; nanoparticle; limestone;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1609233
  • Abstract:
    This study conducted a comparison between biocide treatments based on nanoparticles of silver, copper, ZnO, TiO2 and silver/ TiO2 nanocomposites to analyse their capability to inhibit microalgal fouling on stone buildings. Biofouling is one of the main alterations on stone façades, causes degradation of their constituent materials and interferes with their aesthetic values. The proposed treatments were tested on a limestone from the historic quarry of Estepa (Spain), widely used as construction material in the South of Spain. The applicability of the treatments was evaluated by colorimetry. The biocidal effectiveness of the nanoparticles was studied on stone surfaces by multispectral imaging, digital image analysis and optical coherence tomography. This is a low-cost and efficient protocol to validate biocidal treatments for limestone monuments, and our results demonstrate the potential of silver and ZnO nanoparticles as a protective treatment for stone façades. The results have implications for practitioners working on historic buildings.

Bortolini, R and Forcada, N (2020) Analysis of building maintenance requests using a text mining approach: building services evaluation. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 207–17.

Cardellicchio, L (2020) Self-cleaning and colour-preserving efficiency of photocatalytic concrete: case study of the Jubilee Church in Rome. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 160–79.

Martínez-Carricondo, P, Carvajal-Ramírez, F, Yero-Paneque, L and Agüera-Vega, F (2020) Combination of nadiral and oblique UAV photogrammetry and HBIM for the virtual reconstruction of cultural heritage. Case study of Cortijo del Fraile in Níjar, Almería (Spain). Building Research & Information, 48(02), 140–59.

Prieto, A J and Silva, A (2020) Service life prediction and environmental exposure conditions of timber claddings in South Chile. Building Research & Information, 48(02), 191–206.