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Şentop Dümen, A and Tamer Bayazıt, N (2020) Enforcement of acoustic performance assessment in residential buildings and occupant satisfaction. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 866–85.

Bortolini, R and Forcada, N (2020) A probabilistic performance evaluation for buildings and constructed assets. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 838–55.

Carpino, C, Loukou, E, Heiselberg, P and Arcuri, N (2020) Energy performance gap of a nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) in Denmark: the influence of occupancy modelling. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 899–921.

Essah, E A, Russell, S J, Waring, S D, Ferguson, J, Williams, C, Walsh, K, Dyer, S and Raynor, R (2020) Method for evaluating the snagging propensity of roofing membranes in buildings by roosting bats. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 886–98.

Eyssautier-Chuine, S, Mouhoubi, K, Reffuveille, F and Bodnar, J (2020) Thermographic imaging for early detection of biocolonization on buildings. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 856–65.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Infrared thermography; detection; biofilm; stone building;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2020.1730740
  • Abstract:
    Biofilms developed on historical heritage buildings are made of various microbial communities settled and anchored in a substrate. They provide a good medium to the development of macroscopic vegetation which causes irreversible and physical damage to stone structure. Infrared thermography (IRT) measurements have been performed in laboratory scale to investigate the applicability of this non-destructive technique to an early detection of microbial biofilms on stone surface. Detecting biofilms before stone soiling is important in Cultural Heritage conservation to avoid both irreversible damage and building restoration costs. Active IRT was set up on a French limestone used in many French buildings and monuments. Samples were collected after six-months of exposure in an outdoor biofouling test during which they were colonized by microbial biofilms. They have been compared with controls with no biofilm. Experimental set-up has been carried out in dry and damp conditions to simulate different climatic conditions. First results displayed a different thermal response: stone surfaces with biofilm reached higher temperatures and they cooled down faster than row stones. Biofilm entailed a change of the stone thermal behaviour similar to a monolayer. IRT detected biofilm with a better efficiency in dry than in damp condition.

Ezcan, V, Goulding, J S and Arif, M (2020) Redefining ICT embeddedness in the construction industry: maximizing technology diffusion capabilities to support agility. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 922–44.

Riggio, M and Dilmaghani, M (2020) Structural health monitoring of timber buildings: a literature survey. Building Research & Information, 48(08), 817–37.