Reference: Engineering Historic Futures - Stakeholders Dissemination and Scientific research report (2007) UCL, edited by May Cassar and Chris Hawkings

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Abstract or summary

The specific remit of the Engineering Historic Futures Project was to gain an increased understanding of the wetting properties and drying processes of historic masonry walls, specifically those constructed of brick and sandstone. The main project outcome was intended to be the development of a computer model that can predict how long masonry walls, of these two most commonly found traditional methods of construction take to dry under different conditions of external climate, room temperature and relative humidity.