Hygrothermal Damage of Building Materials and Components: State-of-the-Art Report on Studies of Hygrothermal Damage and Proposed Approach for Damage Assessments

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386602
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 757
Physical description139 p.
SubjectHygrothermal properties; Building envelope
AbstractThis report is prepared for the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. The report summaries existing theoretical and experimental methods for evaluating damage of construction materials and building envelopes. The report also identifies areas where research is needed, especially in determining buiIdings' durability and in evaluating damage of the different construction materials. The review of the current literature suggests that there is inadequate information about durabiIity of materials and structures. The causes of building envelopes damage are identified as both technical and functional.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8608
NPARC number20386602
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-10-03
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