Durability and performance of wall assemblies

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Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueNov. 113
Pages1719; # of pages: 3
AbstractThe performance of a wall assembly is dependent on the performance of individual components. It is thus essential to ensure continuity of the assembly especially where junctions and penetrations such as windows, ventilation ducts, electrical outlets, and pipes occur. Good long-term performance (durability) depends on providing functional details at these vulnerable points of the assembly. Various methods can be used to assess the long-term performance of assemblies or components. When an estimate of performance is based on test results, one must always take into account the differences between the test conditions and the in-service conditions. Performance assessments of new and innovative products follow carefully designated test methods having a specified set of conditions so that meaningful and comparable results can be obtained.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46865
NPARC number20377344
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