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The science behind durability - Build 178 (2020)

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The science behind durability - Build 178 (2020)
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01/06/2020

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BRANZ Limited
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Description

Because there are so many variables, understanding the durability characteristics of different building materials involves complex science. For many years, BRANZ research has helped improve our knowledge, inform the New Zealand Building Code and ensure our buildings are more durable.

The performance-based New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) requires any building materials and components to be sufficiently durable, as defined by the standards given. This ensures the building continues to satisfy the functional requirements of the Building Code throughout its specified life. Consequently, durability needs to be considered thoroughly in design, specification, construction and usage.

Scope

This article include:

  • Durability specification challenging
  • Micro-structure matters
  • Composition effects
  • Understanding durability from the very bottom
  • Durability specifically related to environment
  • Durability test – doing it right
  • Supporting the leap ahead
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Description

Because there are so many variables, understanding the durability characteristics of different building materials involves complex science. For many years, BRANZ research has helped improve our knowledge, inform the New Zealand Building Code and ensure our buildings are more durable.

The performance-based New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) requires any building materials and components to be sufficiently durable, as defined by the standards given. This ensures the building continues to satisfy the functional requirements of the Building Code throughout its specified life. Consequently, durability needs to be considered thoroughly in design, specification, construction and usage.

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The science behind durability - Build 178 (2020)
Description

Because there are so many variables, understanding the durability characteristics of different building materials involves complex science. For many years, BRANZ research has helped improve our knowledge, inform the New Zealand Building Code and ensure our buildings are more durable.

The performance-based New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) requires any building materials and components to be sufficiently durable, as defined by the standards given. This ensures the building continues to satisfy the functional requirements of the Building Code throughout its specified life. Consequently, durability needs to be considered thoroughly in design, specification, construction and usage.

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