The BELCAM Project: a summary of three years of research in service life prediction and information technology

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Conference9th International Conference on the Durability of Building Materials and Components: 17 March 2002, Brisbane, Australia
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectservice life, maintenance management, roofing systems, visualization, information technology; Durability and Service life
AbstractThis paper summarizes the first stage of research for the Building Envelope Life Cycle Asset Management (BELCAM) Project for developing techniques to predict the remaining service life of building envelope components and procedures to optimize their maintenance. Data were collected on 2800 roof sections from a wide range of systems and climatic regions across Canada according to age, material type, geographic location and condition of the roofing sections. Techniques were developed for estimating the life cycle costs for different maintenance strategies and the risk of envelope failure and a prototype, graphical, decision-support tool was developed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45189
NPARC number20378472
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