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Anticipation of degradation in concrete buildings’ facade and balcony structures



Title: Anticipation of degradation in concrete buildings’ facade and balcony structures
Author(s): A. Köliö, J. Lahdensivu
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1111 - 1120
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: Reliable information on then remaining service life of buildings is needed for sustainable property management. Up to this date different organizations in Finland have produced a considerable amount of data on the degradation of concrete structures in connection with condition assessments of concrete facades and balconies. Assessments are conducted systematically and therefore same kind of comparable data is widely available on the main causes of degradation in Finnish outdoor climate. The data has been gathered to a single database. This paper covers the introduction and usage of a progression model for the main degradation mechanisms in finnish climate that is based on the condition assessment database.
Apart from minor restrictions for the usage of the model, it is believed to be a valuable asset among property companies. As an application, this information can directly be used to allocating the funding reserved for building renovation in a more efficient way.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00