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Pathologies studies focusing on water and sanitary plumbing systems quality improvement

Grant number: 05/03313-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2005 - November 30, 2006
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering
Principal Investigator:Simar Vieira de Amorim
Grantee:Simar Vieira de Amorim
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The changes at the civil construction industry such as the beginning of the National Defense Code of the consumers and a financial stability of the country forced the construction company to seek ways to adequate them to keep their place at the actual market.The competition between the companies became more aggressive taking the companies to think about their building production methods. It was necessary to improve the quality of the whole process.Among the quality improvement’s process of the building, one of the areas is the construction pathologies.The study of the cracks that happened at the Project, design, execution and maintance, feedbacks the process, improving their qualities.The construction cracks are so old as the oldest buildings builded by the men.The Hydraulic and Sanitary plumbing systems (cold and hot water, sanitary sewage, storm water and fire combat) show high pathologies index.The research area of pathology at the hydraulic and sanitary plumbing system is being developed at the Master Program of Civil Construction of DECiv.To that, the Civil engineer Alessandro Pucci da Conceição, regular student of this program is developing a research in two buildings constructed by a company in the City of São Carlos. He is identifying main pathologies, registering them and developing a database with informations.Two undergraduate students of Civil Engineer Major will formulate characterization and observation cards and questionnaries as well as visits and interviews to the buildings users that are being researched.This project aims to improve a exploratory research made by two undergraduate students sponsored by FAPESP (01/08615-7 and 01/08614-0). In this research a database was created. This database will be improved.Informations to feed this database will be collected in this research and it will be used informations collected early in another scholarship sponsored by FAPESP (01/06115-7). The researcher is the same.These informations could be observed in (AU)