An Integrated methodology to develop moisture management strategies for exterior wall systems

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ConferenceBSI 2003 Proceeding of the Seminar: 01 October 2003, 15 Locations in Canada
Pages110; # of pages: 10
SubjectMoisture performance
AbstractUncontrolled moisture accumulation in the building envelope reduces the structural integrity of components through mechanical, chemical and biological degradation. Damage induced by moisture includes rotting of wood studs and other wood-based products, efflorescence and spalling of masonry systems, and rusting of wall fasteners. Also, excessive moisture in the envelope may affect the health of occupants by providing favourable conditions for harmful organisms. For building occupants, building become "unfit-for-use" due to either questionable structural integrity of the envelope or to unhealthy indoor environment. In addition, moisture can adversely affect non-health and safety performance factors such as the effectiveness of thermal insulation and aesthetic appearance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Une méthode intégrée pour élaborer des stratégies de gestion de l'humidité dans les murs extérieurs
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NRC number46909
NPARC number20377864
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