Trends in building materials research

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Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
Pages33742; # of pages: 296
Subjectbuilding materials; trends; wastes; weatherability; pollutants; air quality; mathematical models; waste & by-product utilization; new materials development; pollutant effects; contaminants; health hazards; mathematical model development; material ingredients - physical, chemical properties
AbstractSeveral aspects of building materials research that should receive more attention are discussed. The behaviour of materials is related to the physical and chemical properties of the basic ingredients and these need to be characterized properly. There is an increasing need to utilize waste and by-products. Research efforts should also be directed to develop new materials with better mechanical properties. Although tests have been used to predict the performance of materials, many of them are not related to the actual conditions to which materials are exposed in natural weathering. Efforts should be made to relate the type and concentration of pollutants to their effect on materials. Monitoring of contaminants and studying their effect on health should receive more attention. Where sufficient information on materials is available, attempts should be made to develop mathematical models to bridge the gap between science and technology.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number26767
NPARC number20375813
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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