Getting It Right On Site - Checking Construction Quality Using Thermal Imaging
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Building new houses with more insulation should mean they use less energy to keep warm in winter; cutting fuel bills and helping the environment. However, at first sight you can’t tell how well a house has been constructed and if the insulation is working effectively. Thermal imaging techniques (thermography) can be used to identify problems below the surface. This research project is investigating a novel application of thermography: its use during the construction process. Thermography is not routinely used by the housebuilding industry in Wales and inspections are typically carried out after construction work is completed. Yet if defects can be identified when the builders are still on site then it is more straightforward, and cost-effective, to carry out repairs.
Cardiff Met Poster Symposium 2013, 4 April 2013
Research Poster submited to Academic Associate Poster competition, 2013. Awarded first prize.
KESS, Coastal Houseing Group, Welsh Government, European Social Fund.