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Personal Information
Name Pavia, Sara
Main Department Civil Struct & Env. Eng.
College Title Associate Professor
E-mail pavias@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 2516
Web http://people.tcd.ie/pavias
 
Representations
Details Date
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
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College 2013
Research Fellow, IER, Gobierno de La Rioja, Spain 1989
 
Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Medium Basic
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
 
Description of Research Interests
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.
 
Research Projects
Project title Sustainable construction in Saudi Arabia.
Summary
Funding Agency Government of Saudi Arabia.
Programme
Type of Project Doctoral research
Date from 2013
Date to 2016
Person Months


Project title Retrofitting for energy performance.
Summary
Funding Agency Irish Research Council/ OPW
Programme
Type of Project postdoctoral project
Date from 2013
Date to 2015
Person Months


Project title Repair and Conservation of Portland Stone: The Four Courts Dome.
Summary
Funding Agency Irish Research Council /OPW
Programme
Type of Project postdoctoral project
Date from 2013
Date to 2015
Person Months


Project title Irish bio-composites for building.
Summary
Funding Agency Environmental Protection Agency
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2009
Date to 2012
Person Months


Project title Improvement of the quality of lime mortars. Lime mortar masonry project.
Summary
Funding Agency OPW
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2010
Person Months


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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
R. Walker, S. Pavía, Physical properties and reactivity of pozzolans, and their influence on the properties of lime–pozzolan pastes, Materials and Structures, 44, 2011, p1139–1150
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R. Walker and S. Pavía , Behaviour and Properties of Lime-Pozzolan Pastes, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, July 2010, edited by W. Jäger, B. Haseltine, A. Fried , 2010, pp353 - 362
TARA - Full Text
L Chever, S Pavia, R Howard, Physical properties of magnesian lime mortars, Materials and Structures, 43, (1), 2010, p283 - 293
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S. Pavía, R. Hanley, Flexural bond strength of natural hydraulic lime mortar and clay brick. , Materials and Structures, 43 , (7), 2010, p913 - 926
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S. Pavía, A petrographic study of the technology of hydraulic mortars at masonry bridges, harbours and mill ponds., Concrete Research and Bridge Infrastructure Symp., Galway, December 2008, edited by Cannon E., West, R. and Fanning P. , Galileo Editions, 2008, pp253 - 264
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