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Author(s): Dora Silveira
Humberto Varum
Aníbal Costa
Célia Neto
Title: Survey of the facade walls of existing adobe buildings
Issue Date: 2016-12-30
Abstract: Adobe construction was very common in Aveiro district, Portugal, until the middle of the 20thcentury. At present, there are still many adobe buildings in use, a significant percentage of whichhave social, cultural, and architectural value. Many of these buildings, however, are in a poor state ofconservation. The existing problems are partially the result of a lack of knowledge about thematerials and building systems traditionally used. To contribute to this knowledge, a visual anddimensional inspection of the facade walls of twenty one adobe buildings located in Anadia,Murtosa, and Aveiro municipalities, in Aveiro district, was conducted. This article presents adescription and analysis of the construction details, common defects, and state of conservation ofthe facade walls studied. This work aims to contribute with preliminary information that may helpsupport the preservation and rehabilitation of existing adobe buildings.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: embargoedAccess
Embargo End Date: 2019-12-30
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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