Service life of the building envelope

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ConferenceBuilding Science Insight 1984 - Performance of Materials in Use: 1984-10, Halifax, Quebec City, etc.
Pages512; # of pages: 8
Subjectexternal envelopes; building materials; glasses ( materials); filling (jointing); sealants; air barriers; vapour barriers; polyethylene; Air and vapour barriers; Durability and Service life; Building envelope
AbstractThe construction industry is currently experiencing numerous types of envelope problems and premature construction material breakdown: leaking roofs, serious interstitial condensation problems, stained or etched cladding materials, effluorescence, and failed exterior finishes. This paper therefore focuses on the useful service life or performance of the building envelope.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number24968-1
NPARC number20327676
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Record created2012-07-18
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