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This research work intends to establish a methodology for diagnosing a type of moisture usually known as “ascendant capillarity moisture”. When this problem hits ancient buildings (Heritage buildings), the constructional solutions often adopted in rehabilitation or restoration projects do not...
The degree of reliability of the diagnostic methodology to detect moisture in ancient monuments, described and explained in the first part of this investigation, is now ascertained in this second part. This methodology has been succesfully applied to an actual case (San Salvador church in Toro,...
The practice of architectural science is familiar with the creation and use of models of environmental behaviour and interaction. What is implicit in these models is a structuring of knowledge which is not just confined to that domain. As a result, the cross disciplinary nature of much of...
A qualitative evaluation of four thermal design tools, TEMPER, CHEETAH, ARCHIPAK and QUICK has been carried out. Their inputs, outputs, limitations and capabilities are compared. The user interface of these programs has identified various shortcomings, which hamper the simulation process.
It is possible to argue that if we could somehow train computers to directly interpret the hand's sketching activity, then a different understanding of the relation between computing and architectural design might become a significant endeavour. This assumed that because the origination of...
This article reports on some results obtained from a survey conducted among Australian architects regarding their perceptions of energy efficient/ecological architecture. Despite a common agreement on the benefits of energy efficient/ecological design regarding the protection of the environment,...
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