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Dr. Sara Pavia

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


 Sustainable construction in Saudi Arabia.
 Retrofitting for energy performance.
 Repair and Conservation of Portland Stone: The Four Courts Dome.
 Irish bio-composites for building.
 Improvement of the quality of lime mortars. Lime mortar masonry project.

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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
McPadden, J Pavía, S , An assessment of raw materials for earth construction in Co. Offaly, Ireland., Congreso Euro - Americano Rehabend 2016 Patología de la Construcción, Tecnología de la Rehabilitación y Gestión del Patrimonio, Burgos, 2016, edited by E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Santander , 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Aly, M., Pavía, S, Effect of limestone aggregate on the properties of natural hydraulic lime mortar (NHL 5), CONGRESO EURO - AMERICANO REHABEND 2016 Patología de la Construcción, Tecnología de la Rehabilitación y Gestión del Patrimonio , Burgos, 2016, edited by E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Santander , 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Analysis of mortar: visual and petrographic analysis of aggregate, binder and additions. in, editor(s)Lynch & Manning , Archaeological Monograph Series 10: High Island (Ardoileán), Co. Galway: Excavation of an Early Medieval Monastery. By G. Scally, Dublin, Dept of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht, 2015, pp319 - 331, [S. Pavía], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Aly, M., Pavía, S. , Mechanical and hygric properties of natural hydraulic lime (NHL) mortars with additives, Proceedings of Third Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures SMAR , Antalya, 2015, edited by Eds: Alper Ilki, Masoud Motavalli, Pinar Inci and Michele Köhli , 2015, pp101-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R Walker S Pavía , Thermal and hygric properties of insulation materials suitable for historic fabrics., COINVEDI III International Congress on Construction and Building Research , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid , December 2015, edited by Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación , 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
C Niyigena; S Amziane; A Chateauneuf, L Arnaud, F Collet, M Lawrence, C Magniont, V Picandet, P Walker, S Marceau, C Lanos, G Escadeillas, L Bessette, U Peter, S Pavía, M Sonebi, P Walker, RRT3: Statistical analysis of hemp concrete mechanical properties variability, First International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Aly, M., Pavía, S., Properties of hydrated lime mortars with pozzolans , III International Congress on Construction and Building Research , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid , December 2015, edited by Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación. , 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
S. Pavía, R. Walker, J. McGinn, Effect of testing variables on the compressive strength of lime hemp concrete, First International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R Walker, S Pavía, Thermal performance of a selection of insulation materials suitable for historic buildings, Building and Environment , 94, 2015, p155 - 165, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
A. Costigan; S. Pavía; O. Kinnane, An experimental evaluation of prediction models for the mechanical behaviour of unreinforced, lime-mortar masonry under compression, Journal of Building Engineering, 4, 2015, p283 - 294, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
  

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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.