Universidade de Lisboa


(PI: Giovanni Borsoi)

Studies on Construction + Structural Design and Geotechnics + Environment and Water Resources

Bi-THEM aims at defying an innovative bio-hydrothermal model for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS). The biological susceptibility of ETICS can be foreseen by knowing their composition and monitoring the environmental temperature and humidity. Several ETICS specimens, exposed to weathering, will be studied, using also experimental hygrothermal sensors developed at INESC-ID. The project intends, ultimately, to further explore the biological habitat of ETICS façades and to minimize the development of biological colonization on these external building systems.

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