Buildings for the Canadian climate

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Subjectclimates; buildings; seasons; moisture climate; bâtiment; saison; degré hygromémetrique
AbstractClimatic conditions in Canada vary widely, as may be seen from the extensive information available, and for building purposes may be classed roughly as to winter conditions as wet-temperate, dry-cold, moderately wet-cold and very wet- moderately cold. Summer conditions are generally warm. The development of a building science has aided understanding of the climatic effects upon buildings. Water is seen to be the great promoter of building fabric difficulties, arising primarily from rainfall. Cold climates can also produce severe wetting difficulties, leading to destructive effects, arising from condensation in winter, especially in humidified buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11846
NPARC number20374711
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Record created2012-07-23
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