Durability and performance of building envelopes

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ConferenceBSI 2003 Proceedings: 07 October 2003, 15 Cities across Canada
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectBuilding envelope
AbstractThis article reviews important issues for assessing the long-term performance of wall assemblies, focusing on the interrelation between experience, testing and modeling. It presents some basic information related to the function of walls and their performance requirements. It also offers insights into the meaning of durability and establishes links between the effects of environmental loads on walls, the response of the different components and highlights the importance of moisture as the primary agent of deterioration in buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Durabilité et performance des enveloppes de bâtiment
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46888
NPARC number20377806
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Record created2012-07-24
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