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Control system for durability and service life of building products

Work will result in documents on building products, their
durability/service life under action of different agents,
evaluation/prediction methods for durability/service life,
experts' judgement/service life concept and its application

The project is based on the performance approach as formulated by ISO 6241 and RILEM 31-PCM. A guidance document outlining the working procedure of the project has been published by RIL. The project will be performed by means of editorial compilation and working up of documents from concluded and ongoing R & D projects. The documents to be written are summarised briefly below: Group 1: Definition of the object of study: - buildings - building elements and their interfaces - external walls - roofs - horizontal space dividers - other elements - components and their interfaces - materials, their internal structures and surfaces - interfaces of materials. Group 2: Agents affecting building products: - general description - individual groups of agents - climatic agents - air impurities - cold and hot climates - microclimates - sea water - ground - synergy of agents - evaluation methods for agents. Group 3: Evaluation methods: - general description - feedback studies - tests in practice - test houses - experimental building - field exposure tests - large testing facilities - defect and failure studies - condition assessment - laboratory tests - degradation mechanisms - methods of material science - models and calculations - service life predictions - tests performed with several methods. Group 4: The role of experts in the treatment of service life problems. Group 5: Service life studies, their results and applications - life cycle costs (LCC) - rules for service life requirements. Group 6: Transfer of knowledge to the building process: - formulation of the knowledge to be transferred to the different stages of the building process - building regulations - description of new technologies - product information. The building process is defined as follows: Basic Education: - research - product development - design - authorities. Before end use - factory: - raw materials - manufacture - storage. Use: - operation - maintenance - reparation - replacement. After use: - demolition - re-use - disposal. The project aims to create a control system for the management of durability and service life of building products. Nike Air Max 270var nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
SERVLIFE
Project ID: 
777
Start date: 
01-08-1991
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
600 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Market Area: 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.