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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
R Walker S Pavía, Monitoring moisture in a historic brick wall following the application of internal thermal insulation, Civil Engineering research Ireland-CERI, Galway, Ireland, August 2016, edited by Goggins et al. , 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
M Aly and S Pavía , Compatibility test to find a mortar repair for Portland Limestone , 4th Historic Mortars Conference - HMC 2016, Santorini, Greece, October, 2016, edited by Papayani, Stefanidou et al. , 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Flanagan S, Pavía S. , A study of the construction and building materials of Howth Harbour, Co. Dublin. , Civil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 (CERI2016) ., the National University of Ireland Galway , 29-30 August, 2016, edited by Goggins et al. , 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R Walker, S Pavía , Improving The Air Tightness Of An Early 20th Century House, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science Studies (JMESS) , 2, (3), 2016, p312 - 321, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
R Walker and S Pavía, Performance of a range of thermal insulations in a historic building, Engineers Journal. Engineers Ireland, 03/22/27715/, 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
S Pavía and M Aly , Influence of aggregate and supplementary cementitious materials on the properties of hydrated lime (CL90s) mortars , Materiales de Construcción, 66, (324), 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
O Kinnane, A Reilly, J Grimes, S Pavía, R Walker, Acoustic absorption of hemp-lime construction , Construction and Building Materials, 122, 2016, p674 - 682, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
C Niyigena, S Amziane, A Chateauneuf, L Arnaud, L Bessette, F Collet, C Lanos, G Escadeillas, M Lawrence, C Magniont, S Marceau, S Pavia, U Peter, V Picandet, M Sonebi, P Walker , Variability of the mechanical properties of hemp concrete, Materials Today Communications, 7, 2016, p122 - 133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  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.