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TOWARDS PERFORMANCE BASED DURABILITY STANDARDS FOR WOOD IN CONSTRUCTION – PART 1: DELIVERING CUSTOMER SERVICE LIFE NEEDS



Author(s): Brischke, C., Suttie, E., Englund, F., Heisel, E., Jermer, J., Lorenzo, D., Polášek, M., Thelandersson, S. and Acker, J. V.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 45-52
Total Pages: 8
Language: English


Abstract: There is an increasing need for consideration of performance classification for wood products in construction, as evidenced by the European Construction Products Regulation, and by warranty providers and end user demands for information. As a consequence this requires radical consideration how test methods to determine wood durability (in particular biological durability) can inform on service life and how they might be translated into a performance classification system. This paper describes the changes that have occurred in the past 5-10 years in Europe and how the trajectory of standards development is now on a different pathway. The collaborative European project PerformWOOD is described. It is one of the main responses to the classification and service life demands and is considering key issues such as material resistance, moisture risk and adaptation of existing standards. The current thinking on how to bring together these critical issues to inform end users of performance classification, and ultimately on service life, will be discussed in detail.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00