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A review of the work of RILEM committee TC 139-DBS: Durability of Building Sealants

Title: A review of the work of RILEM committee TC 139-DBS: Durability of Building Sealants
Author(s): A. T. Wolf
Paper category : conference
Book title: 54th RILEM Week: General Conference of RILEM TC Chairmen, Summer School and AFGC-RILEM Seminar on Advances in Building Materials
Editor(s): RILEM
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143853
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 56 - 63
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 17
Language: English

Abstract: Work undertaken by RILEM Technical Committee 139-DBS Durability of Building Sealants during the period 1991-2000 has helped progress towards the development of testing and classification standards for the durability of building joint sealants. Information has been gathered in the following areas: factors causing degradation, correlation of artificial weathering and outdoor exposure results, and suitability of laboratory based methods for predicting the service life of sealants. TC139-DBS has also played an active role in the development of suitable test programmes to assess the long-term durability of building sealants. Two active studies are currently underway; one at CSIRO (Australia), another at the University of Leipzig (Germany). The above contributions are in direct support of the work of ISO Committee TC59/SC8 "Jointing Products" and will be eventually allowing the
development of an International Test Standard on Durability of Building Sealants. Furthermore, starting in 1994, RILEM TC139-DBS has organised international symposia on a triennial basis, and has had the proceedings published for the dissemination of knowledge and to stimulate further interest and activity in sealant durability research. In conjunction with the latest symposium, a state-of-the-art report was published, aimed at providing an
up-to-date statement of our knowledge in the field of durability of sealants.

Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143853.012

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