QLNSERCCraeteHE002Researchers in the Building Rehabilitation track focus on:

  • building condition assessments (building envelope, materials deterioration and structural integrity);
  • designing monitoring strategies; and
  • the implementation of effective rehabilitation mitigation strategies for building conservation.

Researchers develop innovative approaches for the timely identification of decay, deterioration and mitigation of defects, to help prevent major consequential damage.

Systems-based techniques are used, including:

  • standardized condition terminology
  • graphic representation, modeling and analysis (to identify types of deterioration, determination of load paths, collapse through stability or strength)
  • finite element modeling
  • macro and micro modeling
  • geometric considerations
  • material heterogeneity.

This research track monitors the effect of using new materials in the rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly where new materials are considered for strengthening the structure. Exploring engineering monitoring systems will enable custodians to ensure that maintenance is carried out on a regular basis. Where there is a need for regular, systematic collection of information to monitor the state of repair, there may be some overlap with the research in Building Digitalization and Building Sustainability Simulation.

Researchers in Building Rehabilitation include:

Mariana Esponda, Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University

Susan Ross, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

Scott Bucking, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University

Jeff Erochko, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University