Fundamentals of roof design

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-67
Physical description4 p.
Subjectroofing; roofs; rain penetration; Moisture performance; Couvertures
AbstractMost problems with roofs can be eliminated, or at least minimized, by compliance with the following principles for roof design: -- 1. Consider all requirements, both individually and collectively, and do not sacrifice one requirement for another without recognizing the consequences of such a decision. -- 2. Design the structure to keep movements and deflections to an economic minimum, and make allowances in the associated constructions for those that will inevitably occur. -- 3. Know the environment in which each material must serve and its effect upon the material. -- 4. Ease the duties imposed on each material by judicious selection and positioning in the assembly.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Notions fondamentales pour la conception des toitures
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-936
NPARC number20325356
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Record created2012-07-18
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