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Author(s): Eva Barreira
de Freitas, VP
Title: Introduction
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: External Thermal Insulation Composite SystemsETICS, have often been used in Europe since the 1970s, both in new buildings and in retrofitting. The popularity of this technology grew due to its advantages regarding other techniques of insulation. ETICS guarantees the reduction of the thermal bridges and greater thermal comfort due to the preservation of interior thermal inertia, providing a finished appearance similar to the traditional rendering. From the construction point of view, ETICS allows thinner exterior walls and increases the façades durability. To the pointed advantages, it must be added with three aspects that are very relevant in the construction industry: low cost, ease of application and possibility of installation without disturbing the buildings dwellers, which is particularly important in refurbishment. (c) 2016, The Author(s).
Subject: Engenharia civil, Engenharia civil
Civil engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Defects in Masonry Walls - Guidance on Cracking: Identification, Prevention and Repair.
Document Type: Outra Publicação em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Outra Publicação em Revista Científica Internacional

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