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ETICSeInfrastructure for Testing, Integration, and Configuration of Software (EU project)
ETICSEmbedded Tactical Information Control System
ETICSExternal Thermal Insulating Composite Systems
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Since ETICS were most frequently used in Portugal to comply with buildings' thermal comfort regulations, this system is mostly found in the north, where it is cooler.
ETICS are a relatively novel technology in the Portuguese construction sector, having only really expanded in the 1990s.
The inspection plan consisted of a set of visits to inspect facades with ETICS cladding and use visual criteria to identify the anomalies and their most probable causes.
Based on the data collected by visual inspection when the system is validated, a statistical analysis of the pathological phenomena that occur in ETICS insulation systems was performed to enable assessment of the parameters the system is most sensitive to, in order to minimise the degradation process.
Another paper on Portuguese ETICS (Silva, Falorca 2009) corroborates these results for the prevalence of colour changes over other anomalies.
However, according to French statistics based on insurance companies' reports relative to 211 anomaly examples in ETICS between 1979 and 1985 (Freitas 2002), the incidence of loss of adherence of the whole system was 12% and of partial adherence loss was also 12%, indicating much higher incidence than found in this study, even though the French study is much older (ETICS' reliability has improved over the years).
Still, in the same group anomalies, A-M2--Deterioration of the covering of reinforcement cantilevers and A-M3--Detachment of the finishing coat are relatively rare in ETICS, with only 5 and 6 occurrences in this sample, which corresponds to incidences of 3.
between plates visible were registered 38, 48 and 23 times, respectively, in the sample, indicating a moderate incidence in walls with ETICS.
This reveals one of the sensitive aspects of ETICS, which is their poor surface resistance (in particular to perforations).
As for the remaining environmental actions, mostly in the second subgroup, they all occurred at least 20 times, which is why this group of causes makes such a big contribution to ETICS anomalies.