Selection of climatological statistics for building design

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ConferenceResearch into Practice : The Challenge of Application. Proc. 5th CIB Congress: 1971-06, Versailles, France
Pages2224; # of pages: 3
Subjectclimatology; statistics (data); statistical analysis; construction technology; design; Building envelope
AbstractOrdinary climatological statistics are of little use to the building designer. Values of the various climatic elements should be selected with frequencies appropriate to the tolerable risks of failure of the structure or one of its functions. For locations without adequate weather records these values must be estimated taking topographical features into account. The effect of cities on the design values is usually small compared to the year-to-year variations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12581
NPARC number20374283
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