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Sara Pavia
Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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, 2016

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, 2016 TARA - Full Text

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, 2016

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, 2016 URL

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, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

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, 2016 TARA - Full Text

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, 2016 URL

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, 2016 TARA - Full Text

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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2015

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, 2015 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker S. Pavía, M. Dalton, Measurement of moisture content in solid brick walls using timber dowel, Materials and Structures, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 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, 2015 URL 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, 2015 URL

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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker, S. Pavía , Effect of Hemp'S Soluble Components on the Physical Properties of Hemp Concrete, Journal of Materials Science Research, 3, (3), 2014, p12 - 33 Journal Article, 2014 URL

P. Kissane, S.Pavía, O. Kinnane , Characterisation of Irish sandstones used for building, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, CERAI, Belfast, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

O. Kinnane, J. McGinn, J. Grimes, S.Pavía, Investigation of thermal resistance and bridging in examples of contemporary and vernacular solid wall architecture, 30th Int. PLEA Conf. Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies., Ahmedabad, India, 3, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

D. O'Looney, S. Pavía, A study of the functionality of hydrated lime as an admixture, Journal of Material Science Research, 4, (1), 2014, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

E. O'Shea, S. Pavía, M. Dyer et al., Co-created evaluations as generators of specificity in universal design. Co-Design. Special issue paper. NCDN-2014-0018, Co-Design. Special issue paper. NCDN-2014-0018, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

E C O Shea, S Pavia, M Dyer, G Craddock, N Murphy, Measuring the design of empathetic buildings: a review of universal design evaluation methods, Disability and Rehabilitation Assist Technology, 2014, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2014 URL

S. Pavía, M. Durcan , An assessment of some properties of Roman cement, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, CERAI, Belfast, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Influence of the Type of Binder on the Properties of Lime-Hemp Concrete in, editor(s)Llinares-Millán, C., Fernandez-Plazaola, I., Hidalgo-Delgado, F., Martínez-Valenzuela, M.M., Medina-Ramon, F.J., Oliver-Faubel, I., Rodriguez-Abad, I., Salandin, A., Sanchez-Grandia, R., Tort-Ausina, I. , Construction and Building Research part V, Springer, 2014, pp505 - 515, [R. Walker and S. Pavía ] Book Chapter, 2014 URL

S. Pavía, R. Walker, P. Veale, A. Wood, Impact of the properties and reactivity of rice husk ash (RHA) on lime mortar properties, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL

A. Costigan, S. Pavía, Effect of mortar water content in the properties of masonry, 9th International Masonry Conference , Guimarães, Portugal, edited by Lourenço, Haseltine, Vasconcelos , 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker, S.Pavía , Impact of hydration on the properties of hemp-lime concrete, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, CERAI, Belfast, 2014, pp211 - 216 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker and S. Pavía , Moisture transfer and thermal properties of hemp-lime concretes, Construction and Building Materials, 64, 2014, p270 - 276 Journal Article, 2014 URL

R. Walker, S. Pavía, R. Mitchell , Mechanical properties and durability of hemp-lime concretes , Construction and Building Materials , 61, 2014, p340 - 348 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Influence of the mechanical properties of lime mortar on the strength of brick masonry in, editor(s)Jan Valek, John J. Hughes and Caspar J.W.P. Groot , RILEM bookseries Vol. 7. Historic Mortars: Characterisation, Assessment and Repair, Springer New York, 2013, pp359 - 372, [A. Costigan and S. Pavia] Book Chapter, 2013 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavia and O. Brennan, Portland cement-lime mortars for conservation , 3rd Historic Mortars Conference (HMC13) University of the West of Scotland Glasgow, , Scotland, September 2013, edited by J Hughes , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Grimes, J., Kinnane, O., Walker, R. and Pavía, S., 2013. In situ measurement of the sound absorption characteristics of existing building fabrics. Proceedings of Institute of Acoustics, Vol 35, Manchester, UK., Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics , Manchester, UK., 35, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

R. Walker and S Pavia, Impact of water retainers in lime hemp concrete with pozzolans., Journal of the Building Limes Forum, 20, 2013, p32 - 40 Journal Article, 2013

M.Murphy, E.McGovern, S.Pavia , Historic Building Information Modelling - Adding intelligence to laser and image based surveys of European classical architecture, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 76, 2013, p89 - 102 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

A.Costigan and S. Pavia, Effect of outdoor curing on the strength and stiffness of lime mortar and masonry., Journal of the Building Limes Forum , 20, 2013, p12 - 20 Journal Article, 2013

R. Patterson and S. Pavía, Influence of loading rate and specimen geometry on lime mortar strength, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland (BCRI) Conference, Dublin, September, edited by Caprani & O'Connor , 2012, pp361 - 365 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker and S. Pavía, Impact of water retainers in the strength, drying and setting of lime hemp concrete , Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland (BCRI) , Dublin, September, edited by Caprani & O'Connor , 2012, pp355 - 360 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker and S. Pavia , Influence of binder on the properties of lime-hemp concrete, 2nd Int. Conf. on Construction and Building Research, Valencia, 2012, edited by Universitat Politècnica de València , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

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 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

A. Chenaux, M. Murphy, E. McGovern, S. Pavia , Combining a virtual learning tool and onsite study visits of four conservation sites in Europe, Journal of Geoinformatics, 6, 2011, p157 - 170 Journal Article, 2011

G.J. Bennett, K. Kelly, R. Collins, F. Boland, C. McGoldrick, S. Pavia, K. O'Kelly, Implementation of Project Based Learning in a Large Engineering Programme, 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE2010), University College Cork, 30/06-2/07 2010, edited by E. Byrne , 2010, pp214 - 223 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Costigan and S. Pavía , Influence of the hydraulic strength of mortar on the mechanical behaviour of lime mortar masonry. , HMC 2010., Prague, Sept 2010 , edited by Inst of theoretical and applied mechanics. RILEM. , 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

S. Pavía, R. Hanley, Flexural bond strength of natural hydraulic lime mortar and clay brick. , Materials and Structures, 43 , (7), 2010, p913 - 926 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Costigan and S. Pavía , Influence of mortar water content and workability on the mechanical behaviour of lime mortar masonry, BCRI Bridge Infrastructure Concrete Research Ireland, University College Cork, September 2010 , edited by Ní Nualláin, Walsh, West, Cannon, Caprani, McCabe , 2010, pp449 - 456 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Costigan and S. Pavía , Mechanical properties of clay brick masonry bound with hydraulic limes and hydrated calcium lime. , 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, July 2010, edited by W. Jäger, B. Haseltine, A. Fried , 2010, pp903 - 914 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

L Chever, S Pavia, R Howard, Physical properties of magnesian lime mortars, Materials and Structures, 43, (1), 2010, p283 - 293 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

S Pavia, D Regan, Influence of cement kiln dust on the physical properties of calcium lime mortars., Materials and Structures, 43, (3 ), 2010, p381 - 392 Journal Article, 2010 URL

R. Walker and S. Pavía , EFFECT OF POZZOLAN PROPERTIES ON THE PROPERTIES OF BUILDING COMPOSITES, BCRI Bridge Infrastructure Concrete Research, University College Cork, edited by Ní Nualláin, Walsh, West, Cannon, Caprani, McCabe , 2010, pp457 - 468 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Costigan, S. Pavía , The influence of mortar water content on the strength of lime-mortar masonry. A. Costigan, S. Pavía. (2010) Jounal of the Building Limes Forum vol 17, 41-45., Jounal of the Building Limes Forum, 17, 2010, p41 - 45 Journal Article, 2010

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 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

R. Walker, S. Pavía, F. Murphy , An assessment of some physical properties of lime-hemp concrete, BCRI Bridge Infrastructure Concrete Research Ireland., University College Cork, edited by Ní Nualláin, Walsh, West, Cannon, Caprani, McCabe , 2010, pp431 - 438 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

A. Costigan and S. Pavía, , A comparative study of the compressive, flexural and bond strength of brick masonry., PROHITEC 09 , Rome, 2009, edited by F. Mazzolani , Taylor and Francis Group, London, 2009, pp1609 - 1615 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

K. Cosgrove and S. Pavía, Mechanical and fluid transfer properties of some lime and Portland cement mortars., PROHITEC 09, Rome, July 2009, edited by F. Mazzolani , Taylor and Francis Group, London., 2009, pp1603 - 1607 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

M Murphy, E. McGovern, S. Pavia, Historic building information modelling (HBIM)., Structural Survey, 27, (4), 2009, p311 - 327 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Hanley R. and Pavía S. , A study of the workability of natural hydraulic lime mortars and its influence on strength, Materials and Structures, 41, (2), 2008, p373 - 381 Journal Article, 2008 URL

S. Pavía and E. Condren , A study of the durability of OPC vs. GGBS concrete on exposure to silage effluent, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 20, (4), 2008, p313 - 320 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía and B. Toomey, Influence of the aggregate quality on the physical properties of natural feebly-hydraulic lime mortars., Materials and Structures, 41, 2008, p559 - 569 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Pavia S, A petrographic study of mortar hydraulicity. LNEC, Laboratorio General Engenharia Civil, Lisbon.(ed.), HMC08, Historical Mortars Conference: Characterization, Diagnosis, Conservation, Repair and Compatibility. , Lisbon, September 2008, 2008 Proceedings of a Conference, 2008 TARA - Full Text

P. Kissane, S. Pavía. , Weathering and consolidation trials on sandstones used in Irish Monuments. , 1st International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, Lisbon, Jan 2008, , LNEC, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon , 2008 Conference Paper, 2008 TARA - Full Text

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 Conference Paper, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Pavia S, Sulfation of a decrepit Portland cement mortar and its adjacent masonry.Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen.(ed.), SWBSS- Salt Weathering on Buildings and Stone Sculptures., Denmark, September 2008, 2008 Proceedings of a Conference, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Murphy, M, Pavia S, McGovern E, Correlation of laser-scan surveys of Irish classical architecture with historic documentation from architectural pattern books. K. Williams (ed.), Nexus VII: Architecture and Mathematics, 7th Int. Conf. , San Diego, CA. , June 2008. , K. Williams Books, 2008, 23-32 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2008 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía and S. Caro , An investigation of Roman mortar technology through the petrographic analysis of archaeological material, Construction and Building Materials., 22, (8), 2008, p1807 - 1811 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

S. Pavia and S. Caro , Petrographic microscope investigation of mortar and ceramic technologies for the conservation of the built heritage., Proc. SPIE Vol. 6618, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology , Munich, July 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Condren E. and Pavía S, A comparative study of the moisture transfer properties and durability of PC and GGBS mortars, International Conference on Concrete Platform, Queen's University, Belfast, 2007, edited by Eds M.I. Russell and P.A.Muhammed Basheer , 2007, pp468 - 478 Conference Paper, 2007 TARA - Full Text

M. Murphy, S. Pavía and E. McGovern , Parametric vector modelling of laser and image surveys of 17th century classical architecture in Dublin. , VAST- 8th Int. Symp. on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Graz, Austria., Nov 2007, edited by D. Arnold, F. Niccolucci, A. Chalmers , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

S. Pavía , Lime mortars for masonry repair: Analytical science and laboratory testing versus practical experience, Proceedings of International Seminar Theory and Practice in Conservation- a tribute to Cesare Brandi, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa, 2006, edited by J. Delgado Rodrigues ans J. M. Mimoso , 2006, pp493 - 500 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text

Murphy, M, McGovern E, Pavia S, The Processing of Laser Scan Data for the Analysis of Historic Structures in Ireland. M. Ioannides, D. Arnold, F. Niccolucci, K. Mania (Eds)(ed.), 7th Int. Symp. on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST, November 2006, Epoch , 2006, 135 - 139 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2006

S. Pavía, Repair mortars for masonry bridges, 3rd National Symposium. On Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, 2006, edited by Ni Nuallain, N.A., O'Connor, A. and Gavin, K. , 2006, pp183 - 190 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text

Pavia, S. and Caro, S., Aplicaciones del estudio petrografico de morteros en la conservacion del patrimonio: Morteros de La Rioja, Tierra y Tecnologia, 28, 2006, p56 - 62 Journal Article, 2006

S. Pavía and S. Caro , Origin of films on monumental stone, Studies in Conservation, 51, 2006, p177 - 188 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía , Determination of brick provenance and technology using analytical techniques from the physical sciences, Archaeometry, 48, (2), 2006, p201 - 218 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía and E. Treacy, A comparative study of the durability and behaviour of fat lime and feebly-hydraulic lime mortars, Materials and Structures, 39, 2006, p359 - 365 Journal Article, 2006 URL

S. Pavía, B. Fitzgerald and E. Treacy, An assessment of lime mortars for masonry repair, Concrete Research in Ireland Colloquium, Dublin, December, 2005, University College Dublin, 2006, pp101 - 108 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía, Design of quality, durable mortar for the conservation of historic masonry fabrics, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress: Repair and Renovation of Concrete Structures, Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, Dundee, Scotland, July 2005, edited by R.K. Dhir, M.R. Jones and L. Zheng , Thomas Telford, London, 2005, pp469 - 476 Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Pavia, S. and Roundtree, S., An Investigation into Irish historical ceramics: the brick of Arch Hall, Wilkinstown, Co. Meath, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 105C, (6), 2005, p221 - 242 Journal Article, 2005 TARA - Full Text

S. Pavía, B. Fitzgerald and R. Howard, Evaluation of properties of magnesian lime mortar, Structural Studies, Repair and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture IX., Structural Studies, Repair and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture IX., edited by C.A. Brebbia and A. Torpiano , 83, WIT Press, 2005, pp375 - 384 Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

M Murphy, E. McGovern, R. Olwill, S. Pavía, Identification of historic methods of construction using digital photogrammetry and laser scanning, CIPA 2005, XX International Symposium Torino, International Cooperation to Save the World"s Cultural Heritage, Torino, 27 Sept-1Oct, 2005, pp466 - 470 Conference Paper, 2005

M. Murphy and S. Pavía, Recording historic methods of construction, Heritage of Technology, Gdansk Outlook 4, Heritage of Technology, Gdansk Outlook 4, Gdansk, Poland, May 4-7, edited by Edmund Wittbrodt and Waldemar Affelt , 1, 2005, pp223 - 230 Conference Paper, 2005

Pavía, M. Murphy and P. Kissane, Using scan and photogrametric data to detect decay and damage to historic structures, Eastern Analytical Symposium. Geomatics for Heritage Conservation, New Jersey, November, 2005, pp40 Conference Paper, 2005

S. Pavía and G. Lynch, The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork. Part II, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, 9, (2), 2003, p7 - 21 Journal Article, 2003 TARA - Full Text

G. Lynch and S. Pavía, The Characteristics and Properties of Rubbing Bricks used for Gauged Brickwork. Part I, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, 9, (1), 2003, p7 - 22 Journal Article, 2003

Caro, S.; Pavía, S.; Pérez-Lorente, F. , Influencia de la paragénesis mineral, porosidad y defectos estructurales en la alterabilidad de los ladrillos macizos antiguos, GEOGACETA, 30, 2001, p27 - 30 Journal Article, 2001

Pavía S. and Bolton J., Stone Monuments Decay Study 2000: Assessment of the degree of erosion and degradation of a sample of stone monuments in the Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny, The Heritage Council, 2001 Book, 2001

S. Pavía, J. Bolton, G. Walker, P. MacMahon, T. Dunphy, The Brick in Portumna Castle, County Galway, Ireland, British Brick Society Bulletin, 80, 2000, p5 - 10 Journal Article, 2000

Pavía S. and Bolton J., Stone, Brick and Mortar., Bray, Wordwell Publications, 2000, 296 p., 177 col.. il.pp Book, 2000

S. Pavía and S. Caro, A contribution to the Study of Mineral Coatings on Monumental Stone, Vth International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, Sevilla, April, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

S. Caro, S. Pavía, F. Perez-Lorente, M. Romero, Restoration and conservation of dinosaur footprint outcrops in La Rioja, Spain: A methodology, "Quarry, Laboratory, Monument" Int. Congress, Pavia, September , 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

J. Bolton and S. Pavía, Oldcourt Castle, Co. Wicklow , Archaeology Ireland, 13, (2), 1999, p15 - 18 Journal Article, 1999

S. Pavía, A comparative study of Mediaeval Irish clay brick, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Clay Minerals Group Spring Meeting, Trinity College Dublin, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

S. Pavía, A study of 17th century Irish clay brick, Mineralogy of Ceramics: ancient and modern, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Applied Mineralogy Group Meeting. London, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

S. Caro Calatayud y S. Pavía Santamaría, Alteracion y conservacion de los yacimientos de huellas de dinosaurio de La Rioja, "La Virgen del Campo" (Enciso) y "La Era del Peladillo"(Igea). Zubia, 1998, p1999 - 223 Journal Article, 1998

S. Pavía Santamaría y J.R. Bolton, The susceptibility of Historic Brick Masonry to Decay, The Journal of Architectural Conservation, 3, (2), 1997, p58 - 67 Journal Article, 1997

Caro Calatayud S., Pavía Santamaría S. y Gonzalez Palomo L., Práctica de conservación: Estudio previo y restauración. Portada de la Iglesia de San Bartolomé (Logroño), Logroño, COATTR, 1997, 150pp Book, 1997

S. Pavía Santamaría and J.R. Bolton, Laboratory studies on the interaction between bedding/pointing mortar and building stones, International Journal for Restoration of Buildings and Monuments, 3, (3), 1997, p253 - 268 Journal Article, 1997

S. Pavía Santamaría, J.McDermott y T.P. Cooper, Removal of Hematization stains from granite, International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, Rhodes, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

S. Pavía Santamaría y S. Caro Calatayud, Behaviour of stone conservation treatments on fractured specimens filled with resins, International Journal for Restoration of Buildings and Monuments, 3, (2), 1997, p137 - 150 Journal Article, 1997

S. Pavía Santamaría, S. Caro Calatayud and T. P. Cooper, Contribution to the study of the 'patina' on monumental stone (patina on calcareous sandstone from La Rioja, Northern Spain), II International Symposium: The Oxalate Films in the Conservation of Works of Art, Milano, Italy, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

S. Pavía Santamaría and T. P. Cooper, Methods for determining the performance of brick and the quality of the raw material used for its fabrication, 7th International Conference on the Durability of Building Materials and Components, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

S. Pavía Santamaría, T. P. Cooper and S. Caro Calatayud, Characterization and decay of monumental sandstone in La Rioja, Northern Spain, Proceedings of SWAPNET'95 (Stone Weathering and Atmospheric Pollution Network), Belfast, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Pavía Santamaría S., O'Brien P.and Cooper T.P., Evaluation of cleaning methods for granite based on petrographic examination, Materials and Structures, 29, (187), 1995, p185 - 189 Journal Article, 1995

O'Brien P.F., Bell E., Pavía Santamaría S., Boyland P. and Cooper T.P., Role of mortars in the decay of granite, Science of the Total Environment, 167, 1995, p103 - 110 Journal Article, 1995

S. Pavía Santamaría, P. O'Brien, T.P. Cooper, Petrographic examinations on cleaning methods for granite, Proceedings of the EC Environmental Research Workshop 'Degradation and Conservation of Granite Rocks in Monuments, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, November, edited by B. Silva & J. Delgado Rodriguez , 1994 Conference Paper, 1994

S. Pavía Santamaría, S. Caro Calatayud, F. Perez-Lorente, A. Duffy, More about gypsum crusts on historic buildings (gypsum crusts on calcareous sandstone from La Rioja, Northern Spain), Proceedings 'III Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, Venize, edited by V.Fassina, H.Ott and F. Zezza , 1994 Conference Paper, 1994

Pavía Santamaría, S., Material de construcción antiguo de Logroño y La Rioja Alta: petrografía, propiedades físicas, geología y alteración. Ciencias de la Tierra nº 17. Gobierno de La Rioja., Logroño, Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 1994, 247pp Book, 1994

Research Expertise

Description

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.

Projects

  • Title
    • Sustainable construction in Saudi Arabia.
  • Funding Agency
    • Government of Saudi Arabia.
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Retrofitting for energy performance.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council/ OPW
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Repair and Conservation of Portland Stone: The Four Courts Dome.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council /OPW
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Irish bio-composites for building.
  • Funding Agency
    • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Improvement of the quality of lime mortars. Lime mortar masonry project.
  • Funding Agency
    • OPW
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Universal design for sustainability
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET - NDA
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Energy conservation and retrofitting historic buildings in Trinity College
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • A study of calcium lime-pozzolan mortars.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD and University of Alberta, Canada
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Summary
    • An investigation into the mechanical properties and structural behaviour of stone staircases. Castletown House.
  • Funding Agency
    • OPW
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Summary
    • Design, testing and execution of hydraulic lime and magnesian lime mortars.
  • Funding Agency
    • OPW
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Summary
    • Consolidation of Irish sandstone.
  • Funding Agency
    • OPW
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Summary
    • Physical properties of lime mortars for masonry repair.
  • Funding Agency
    • ENTPE (School of Civil Engineering and Public Works, Lyon)
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Summary
    • Bond capacities and vapour transfer of hydraulic lime mortars.
  • Funding Agency
    • US-Ireland Alliance under the G. J. Mitchell Scholarship
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Summary
    • Automated surveying tools for recording historic methods of construction.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dublin Institute of Technology- HEA
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Summary
    • The technology of building defects.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Summary
    • Determination of brick provenance and firing technology using mineralogical and petrographical methods: Jiggistown House.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of the Environment and Local Government
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Summary
    • A technical database for Irish quarries- Part I: Analysis of limestone.
  • Funding Agency
    • Office of Public Works
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Title
    • Analysis and performance of Roman mortar and Concrete.
  • Funding Agency
    • IER
  • Date From
    • 2003

Recognition

Representations

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

Fellow of Trinity College 2013

Research Fellow, IER, Gobierno de La Rioja, Spain 1989