STP691: Belgian Requirements About Buildings Service Life

    Ammar, C
    Chef de division and licencié en sciences chimiques, Bureau de Controle pour la Securite de la Construction, Brussels,

    Longuet, M
    Chef de division and licencié en sciences chimiques, Bureau de Controle pour la Securite de la Construction, Brussels,

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    The service life requirements of main dwelling components are determined through an inquiry among building specialists and among owners; this inquiry also has been extended to office buildings, schools, and hospitals. The required service life varies between 45 and 60 years for the building itself. 30 to 40 years for the external envelope and 25 to 35 years for internal partitions. The study is completed with an inquiry on actually observed service life.

    Keywords:

    office, component, service life, school, inquiry, requirement, hospital, housing, dwelling, performances, building materials, durability


    Paper ID: STP36050S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G03.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36050S


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