Getting to the root of the causations and implications of failures and non-performance of buildings and the materials in order to develop sound strategies for intervention and prevention through inquisitive and exhaustive investigation.

  • Diagnosis – investigation or analysis of the cause or nature of a condition, situation, or problem from Greek, from diagignōskein ‘distinguish, discern’, from dia ‘apart’ + gignōskein ‘recognize, know
  • Prognosis – forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a condition, situation or problem from Greek prognōsis, from pro- ‘before’ + gignōskein ‘know’
  • Intervention – actions to improve the situation from the Latin intervenire, meaning “to come between, interrupt”