Evalutation Criteria of Durability of New Materials in Buildings Components

Ferrari, Giacomo (2003) Evalutation Criteria of Durability of New Materials in Buildings Components. In: International Workshop on Management of Durability in the Building Process, 25-26 June 2003, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


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In the building sector innovative products and new construction systems have increased and diffused in an extraordinary way over the last decades. In the European context the large increase of the construction rate, achieved both in the civil and in the industrial sector, led to the adoption of new construction systems and to the use of new materials; these new products have been developed in order to realise those innovative building components that have allowed to meet in part the global demand of new constructions. The quick spread of applications using new materials and construction systems puts some questions to the operators of the sector: what will be the durability of the new construction system with respect to what is already known and established for a corresponding traditional system? in what way will the material replaced by the new product be compared with a traditional material of known durability? The answers to the above questions become very important during the design phase, because durability globally resumes the main economic and technical factors that define the choices to be made for an effective use of new materials and systems. But what evaluation criteria and methods are to be used for the assessment of durability? How have these methods developed over the time? This work will try to give a first answer to these questions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Work on CD.ROM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing agent, building, durability, performance , service life, statistical approach, accelerated ageing test agent indicator, time factor, natural environment, artificial environment, statistical survey, real time,
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 690 Edifici
Depositing User: ing Giacomo Ferrari
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 20 May 2010 12:01
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/415

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