Wind-driven rain and buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Paper, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Issue 445
Physical description47 p.
SubjectDriving rain; Stains (dirt); Run off water; Cleaning; Surface properties (materials); Buildings; Building weathering; Wind driven rain; Building runoff; Dirt marking control; Literature survey; Moisture performance
AbstractThis is a discussion of the weathering of buildings, based on a literature survey and observations of buildings in Ottawa, Canada, by architectural students employed by the Division of Building Research during the summers of 1969 and 1973. Information on driving rain, how rain is deposited on buildings, how water migrates over building surfaces and brings about changes in their appearance as a result of dirt marking are dealt with. The paper also offers suggestions for controlling run-off from building surfaces and for avoiding or masking the dirt-marking problem.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14792
NPARC number20373773
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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