Methodologies for Service Life Prediction of Buildings

With a Focus on Façade Claddings

  • Ana Silva
  • Jorge de Brito
  • Pedro Lima Gaspar

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 13-66
  4. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 67-162
  5. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 163-218
  6. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 219-262
  7. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 263-324
  8. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 325-411
  9. Ana Silva, Jorge de Brito, Pedro Lima Gaspar
    Pages 413-432

About this book

Introduction

Presenting an analysis of different approaches for predicting the service life of buildings, this monograph discusses various statistical tools and mathematical models, some of which have rarely been applied to the field. It explores methods including deterministic, factorial, stochastic and computational models and applies these to façade claddings. The models allow (i) identification of patterns of degradation, (ii) estimation of service life, (iii) analysis of loss of performance using probability functions, and (iv) estimation of service life using a probability distribution. The final chapter discusses the differences between the different methodologies and their advantages and limitations. The authors also argue that a better understanding of the service life of buildings results in more efficient building maintenance and reduced environmental costs. It not only provides an invaluable resource to students, researchers and industry professionals interested in service life prediction and sustainable construction, but is also of interest to environmental and materials scientists.

Keywords

Buidling Durability Prediction Computational Models Service Life prediction of Buildings Deterministic Models Service Life Prediction of buildings Facade Claddings Building Factorial Models Service Life Prediction of buildings Identifying Patterns of Degradation Mathematical Models Service Life Prediction of buildings Service Life Facade Claddings Service Life Prediction of Buildings Statistical Tools Service Life Prediction of Buildings Statistical Tools Sustainable Construction Stochastic Models Service Life Prediction of buildings

Authors and affiliations

  • Ana Silva
    • 1
  • Jorge de Brito
    • 2
  • Pedro Lima Gaspar
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade de LisboaInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de LisboaInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of ArchitectureUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33290-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33288-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33290-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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