Radiation and other weather factors

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 122
Physical description5 p.
Subjectsolar radiation; weathering; organic materials; polymeric materials
AbstractThis Digest discusses how radiation affects organic building materials when its action is associated with the action of other elements of weather. Because the severity of damage is increased with the combined attack, preventive action must be taken to reduce degradation to an acceptable level. This includes production of polymers unaffected by UV or incorporation of compounds that reflect or absorb UV. Although these steps are normally in the hands of the material producer, building designers should be aware of their importance and of the limitations they may place on performance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Radiation et autres facteurs climatiques
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NRC number981
NPARC number20325063
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Record identifier7b9f58b5-392d-4872-9bf2-8af42f286bf9
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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