Thermographic testing of buildings


Thermographic testing of building

Tagliacozzo

Santa Maria di Collemaggio

San Paolo di Barete



Thermographic testing of buildings


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Figure 1
Thermography can be a very useful tool in buildings inspection.

Structural defects and the thermal behaviour can be quantified (figure 1).

Figure 2 shows the inspection of thermal envelope of a building: note conductive heat loss.
Figure 2


Tagliacozzo


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Thermal scanning of historic buildings can give information about defects, hidden structures, masonry discontinuity and moisture monitoring.

Figure 3 shows the detection of water in the roof of Palazzo Ducale, Tagliacozzo, Italy.

  Figure 3


Santa Maria Di Collemaggio


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Figure 4

The thermography of the facade of S. Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, Italy shows moisture accumulation as well as detachments (figure 4).

Figure 5 is an inner view of the facade: different thickness of the masonry as well as the presence of rising damp are detected.

Figure 5

 

Figure 6

Figure 6 shows the facade from behind: a cement hidden structure, introduced during restoration after the 1915 earthquake (see figure 7), is detected.

Figure 7



San Paolo di Barete


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Figure 8

 

Figure 8 shows the identification of a hidden structure (a closed niche) on the left.