Durability of building materials, market structure and the economic development of the construction industry

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ConferenceVtt Symp. 48. 3rd Int. Conf. on the Durability of Building Materials and Components: Espoo, Finland
Pages17888; # of pages: 91
Subjectbuilding materials; durability; construction industry; building economics; durabilite; industrie de la construction; economie de la construction
AbstractThe present paper traces short- and long-term effects of enhancing durability on the construction sector and the rest of the economy. While short term effects may be negative, in the form of reduced output and employment levels in the material manufacturing industries, the long-term effects are expected to be positive. These effects will vary according to the market structure of material manufacturing firms, i. e., whether they are "competitive" firms or "monopolies".
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number24115
NPARC number20378952
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