Thermal analysis is used to test many building materials used in construction. Many of these materials are often addressed according to their composition—laminate as composite, adhesives as thermosets, etc.
A few common applications in construction are:
- Determining cement limestone content
- Curing cement
- Drying of paints and coating
- Measuring environmental effect on adhesives (e.g., water on epoxy paint)
- Curing time and glass transitions