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Fungal degradation of wood in buildings

Title: Fungal degradation of wood in buildings
Author(s): L; Nunes, H. Cruz
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM International Conference on Microbial Impact on Building Materials
Editor(s): M. Ribas Silva
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-43-8
e-ISBN: 2351580184
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 84 - 93
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 12
Language: English

Abstract: Timber has long played a role in buildings both as a load-bearing and as a non load-bearing material. Nevertheless, the specification, the design, the application and the maintenance of timber elements are seldom carried out with the care needed to guarantee their required performance and durability.
This paper describes some conservation problems frequently observed in buildings, related to fungal degradation of timber elements and discusses their origin and some basic procedures to be followed in order to minimize these problems.

Online publication: 2003-07-03
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580184.009

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