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Dr. Sara Pavia

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
CIVIL ENGINEERING BUILDING (NEW)


 Potential of waste materials as pozzolans and their influence on the quality of building materials
 Universal design for sustainability
 Energy conservation and retrofitting historic buildings in Trinity College
 A study of calcium lime-pozzolan mortars.
 

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Member of RILEM Technical Committee BBM: Bio-aggregate based building materials. Since 2010
Member of the European Committee for standarisation of limes (CEN, WG11, TG1)with responsability for the evaluation and validation of the physical testing methods and chemical analysis of limes. Since 2006
Materials Audits for the conservation of National Monuments, National Monuments, Irish Government. 1995-2001
Conservation advisor: Office of Public Works. 2001-Present
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Medium Basic
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
Portland cement-lime mortars for conservation in, editor(s)Hughes, J., Válek, J., & Groot, C. J. W. P. , Historic Mortars: Advances in Research and Practical Conservation, Springer, 2019, [S. Pavía and O. Brennan ], Notes: [DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91606-4], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
J. Tinsley and S. Pavía , Thermal performance and fitness of glacial till for Rammed Earth construction, Journal of Building Engineering, 2019, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.02.019], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
R. Lima Figueiredo and S. Pavía , Activity of fly ashes from waste incinerators and sugar industries on lime mortars and pastes, 7th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management, Cáceres, Spain, May 2018 , edited by University of Cantabria- Building Technology Group (GTED-UC) and University of Extremadura , 2018, pp1422 - 1433, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
M. Aly and S. Pavía, Repair and Conservation of the Four Courts Dome, CERI 2018 Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland, May 2018 , edited by Pakrashi V. and Keenahan J. , 2018, pp812 - 816, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Walker R and Pavia S, Effectiveness of draught reduction measures at improving building air-tightness, CERI 2018 Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland , edited by Pakrashi V. and Keenahan J. , 2018, pp871 - 876, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R. Walker, S. Pavía, Thermal and moisture monitoring of an internally insulated historic brick wall, Building and Environment, (133), 2018, p178 - 186, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
R Walker and S Pavia, An investigation of draught reduction measures and their impact on building air quality, Engineers Journal. Engineers Ireland, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
S. Gutiérrez-González, S. Pavía, P. Campos, J. Gadea, E. Garzón, Design and properties of phyllite clay-cement mortars, COINVEDI, IV International Congress on Construction and Building Research, Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife, December 2017, edited by Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R. Lima Figueiredo and S. Pavía, Pozzolanic properties of incinerator bottom ashes and their effect in lime pastes, PROHITECH '17 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, July 12-15th 2017, Instituto Superior Técnico, UL , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R. Lima Figueiredo and S. Pavía, Pozzolanic properties of bottom ash and fly ash from a waste incinerator plant, COINVEDI, IV International Congress on Construction and Building Research, Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife, December 2017, edited by Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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R. Walker and S. Pavía, Effectiveness of draught reduction measures at improving building air-tightness, CERI 2018 Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland , edited by Pakrashi V. and Keenahan J. , 2018, pp871 - 876, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R. Walker and S. Pavía , Effectiveness of draught reduction measures at improving building air-tightness, CERI 2018 Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland , edited by Pakrashi V. and Keenahan J. Eds , 2018, pp871 - 876, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Fellow of Trinity College 2013
Research Fellow, IER, Gobierno de La Rioja, Spain 1989
Construction material science and technology. Sustainable construction. Building limes and lime mortars. Pozzolans. Physical and chemical properties and their testing methods. Standarisation of testing methods and quality. Sustainable lime composites including hemp or industrial waste products. Lime mortar technology, mortar execution, interaction with masonry units and durability. Stone and ceramics: Raw materials, industrial and traditional production methods, physical and chemical properties, durability and decay. Repair and conservation of historic masonry. Ceramic technology. Construction technology. Consolidants and water repellents. Archaeometry.