The durability of buildings

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Journal titleASTM Special Technical Publication
Pages3544; # of pages: 10
AbstractThe durability of buildings is a subject of timely importance in view of current changes in building types. The meaning of the term is explored. This leads to the suggestion that it is the question, "How much durability do you want in a building?" that must be faced by the designer. Correspondingly, it is demonstrated that the durability of a building is really the durability of its components. The interrelation of building components can only usefully be considered in relation to the climatic environment, interior and exterior, in which the building is to serve, and this suggests some of the 1imitations of testing for durability.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4915
NPARC number20386376
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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