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Since the use of classification lists is advantageous when using building inspection systems, including a classification list of repair techniques in those systems assists the surveyor during inspection procedures. Such list, for the building envelope’s inspection, should include techniques for repairs on the surface of the cladding or in the cladding system, as well as procedures to make changes in the bearing structure or in the substrate and in singular points of the building envelope. Repair techniques should be used within maintenance plans as corrective or preventive work, including regular maintenance procedures. According to the classification of repair techniques and that of defects, the most adequate repair techniques should be defined in a correlation matrix associating defects with repair techniques taking the affected building element or material into account. Some techniques may be used to repair a specific defect or eliminate its causes without any restrictions (correlation index 2), but others may have some constraints (correlation index 1).

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de Brito, J., Pereira, C., Silvestre, J., Flores-Colen, I. (2020). Repair Techniques. In: Expert Knowledge-based Inspection Systems. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42446-6_5

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