Service Life Assessment for refurbishment concepts of concrete façades

Erkki Vesikari, Miguel Ferreira

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Abstract

The EU Research Project SUSREF proposes new sustainable concepts and technologies for the refurbishment of building facades and external walls. As one part of the project it was necessary to identify the volumes of needs of refurbishment in the EU and in neighbouring areas and to evaluate the meaning of this in terms of environmental and economic impact and business potential. Within the tasks of the SUSREF project was also the service life assessment of the proposed refurbishment concepts of building facades and external walls. A simulation software, developed at the Technical Research Centre of Finland, was used to assess the performance and possible durability risks of the refurbishment concepts. The simulation software is able to emulate the temperature and moisture variations in a cross-section of the wall and to apply temperature and moisture sensitive degradation models at critical points of the structure. The software was applied for analyses of the refurbishment concepts in several European climates and with various material options. In this paper some results of the analyses are presented
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationfib Symposium STOCHOLM 2012
Subtitle of host publicationConcrete Structures for Sustainable Community: Proceedings
EditorsDirch H. Bager, Johan Silfwerbrand
Pages411-414
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Eventfib 2012 Symposium Stockholm: Concrete Structures for a Sustainable Community - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 201214 Jun 2012

Conference

Conferencefib 2012 Symposium Stockholm: Concrete Structures for a Sustainable Community
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/06/1214/06/12

Keywords

  • service life assessment
  • refurbishment
  • concrete
  • carbonation
  • mould
  • corrosion

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    Vesikari, E., & Ferreira, M. (2012). Service Life Assessment for refurbishment concepts of concrete façades. In D. H. Bager, & J. Silfwerbrand (Eds.), fib Symposium STOCHOLM 2012: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community: Proceedings (pp. 411-414) http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2012/FIB2012_1.pdf