A Loadbearing clay brick masonry deterioration problem: case study. II. Monitoring of temperature and moisture

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ConferenceProceedings of the Fifth Canadian Masonry Symposium: 05 June 1989, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Pages757769; 771-779
Subjectclay bricks; brick construction; freeze thaw cycles; building failures; effects of humidty; rain penetration; thermal resistance; Brick; Masonry
AbstractIn the fall of 1987 Suter Keller Inc. (SKI) was retained by the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Housing Authority to carry out an investigation of the deteriorating exterior loadbearing masonry walls at a building complex constructed in Ottawa in 1973-74. The main objectives of the work were to determine the cause or causes of deterioration and to propose remedial work options. SKI in turn engaged the services of the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) to carry out physical testing of brick samples for a durability assessment, monitor moisture/temperature conditions of an exterior wall, and provide input into the overall assessment of building envelope deterioration.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number30893
NPARC number20375317
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