Applications and development of IR techniques for building research in Finland

Harri Kaasinen, Ari Kauppi, Esa Nykänen

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    Infrared thermography has been used in building research at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) since 1975. Traditionally this technique has been used to localize defects in thermal insulation and air tightness in the external envelope of buildings. During the past few years it has also been applied successfully to assessing the condition of facades and detecting moisture in structures. This paper briefly describes our experiences with thermography in building research. Multispectral technique has been applied to concrete facades. The principle of this method is also presented in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThermosense XIII
    EditorsGeorge S. Baird
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventThermosense XIII - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 1 Apr 19915 Apr 1991

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceThermosense XIII
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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