Innovative Non-Destructive Techniques for Assessing Quality of Building Envelopes

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2019-04-27

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Tso, Lois

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The University of Victoria First Peoples House is a leading sustainable building with innovative design. Constructed in 2008, the building features the use of recycled material and rammed earth. In this project, non-destructive testing was conducted to investigate the structural and material performance of the building’s rammed earth walls. Building on the successes of previous studies completed a few years ago, this assessment marks a critical 11 year milestone of the structure.

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Civil engineering, rammed earth, non-destructive testing, First Peoples House, building

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