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Service life prediction of aluminium construction products

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Researcher: Stephen Ledbetter
 
Funded: European Aluminium Association
 
Total value: 10,000
 
Partners: Centre for Window and Cladding Technology
Politechnico di Milano
 
Status: Completed 2015

Introduction:

This project studied the service life of aluminium products used in the building envelope including:

  • Windows and doors
  • Curtain walling
  • Rainscreen panels
  • Roofing
The aim was to produce a state of the art report on service life prediction regarding research, standards and best practice.

The Centre for Window and Cladding Technology focussed on curtain wall and rainscreen performance while the Politechnico di Milano studied the performance of windows and doors.

Strategies for predicting maintenance cycles and service life were developed including design to optimise the repair and maintenance programme.

Outputs:

EAA report - Service life prediction of aluminium construction products

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