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Bachelor's Degree in Gestão da Edificação e Obras

Building Inspection and Monitoring

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 7571/2019 - 26/08/2019

5 ECTS; 3º Ano, Anual, 42,0 TP

- Carlos Jorge Trindade da Silva Rente
- Ana Paula Gerardo Machado


• Understand the fundamental concepts of observation and monitoring of constructions.
• Understand the objectives and importance of testing and monitoring constructions for inspection and diagnosis of anomalies and evaluation of the behavior of buildings throughout their useful life.
• Identify appropriate techniques for testing and structural and durability monitoring depending on the type of material, structural system and state of conservation.

Part 1
- Measurement and measurement error.
- Measurement methods and instrumentation.
- Data acquisition.
- Selection of measuring equipment.
- Control and management of equipment.
- Measuring equipment in civil engineering.
- Techniques for installing equipment
- Application examples.
- Practical cases.
Part 2
- Behavior of constructions
- Safety, functionality and durability of constructions
- Inspection and diagnosis of buildings
- Application examples
- Practical cases.

Evaluation Methodology
In all evaluation periods, the final classification will be obtained through the weighted average of a mandatory work, consisting of two parts, the classification is the average of the classifications obtained in each of the parts ((T1+T2)/2) with the weight of 50% and a written test consisting of two parts and the classification the average of the marks obtained in each of the parts ((P1+P2)/2) with a 50% weigh.
For approval, it is necessary to obtain a minimum classification of 8 values out of 20 in each of the components (of the work and the written test) and a total classification greater than or equal to 9.5 values

- FIB, .. (2003). Monitoring and safety evaluation of existing structures, state-of-art report. . (Vol. buletin 22). (pp. .). .: .
- CEB-FIP, .. (1988). Strategies for testing and assessment of concrete structures. (Vol. nº 43). Bulletin d?information : .
- Marques, N. (2007). Monitorização estática e dinâmica: aplicações. UM: .
- ICOMOS, . (2004). Recomendações para a análise, conservação e restauro estrutural do património arquitetónico. Guimarães: UM

Teaching Method
Theoretical-practical classes of expository and interactive type, with assignments and analysis of practical cases.

Software used in class




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