Advances in service life prediction - an overview of durability and methods of service life prediction for non-structural building components

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ConferenceProceedings of the Annual Australasian Corrosion Association Conference, Wellington Convention Centre: 16 November 2008, Wellington, NZ
Pages113; # of pages: 13
Subjectdurability, building components, building materials, service life, service life prediction; Building envelope
AbstractAn overview is provided of durability, service life (SL) and service life prediction (SLP) research in the construction domain over the past decades with emphasis on the activities of the CIB W080 working commission and related RILEM technical committees working in this area. The information serves as a primer on the topic and offers useful references on SL and SLP methods for the principal building components such as wood, sealants, coatings, roofing, and rendered cladding. As well, the SL methods developed for more complex construction components, such as insulated glass units and solar collectors, are summarised and serve to illustrate the approaches taken when estimating the SL of multifaceted building assemblies. A key component to SLP research within the CIB W080 has been interest in making the outgrowth of the research accessible to the practitioner. As such the dissemination of SL information in the form of building codes and standards are addressed and the prominence of information technologies, such as the Internet, in facilitating the dissemination process is also touched upon. Finally, examples reflecting current trends in SLP are presented and expectations for future research focus are offered.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50855
NPARC number20377106
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Record created2012-07-24
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