Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2005, 53, 39-52
Published online 2014-12-22

Reliability and service life of wood structures and buildings

Zdeňka Havířová, Pavel Kubů

Ústav základního zpracování dřeva, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

Service life of constructions and buildings of wood is dependent on temperature and moisture conditions in layers of the building cladding where the wood framework is built in. Temperature/moisture conditions or the corresponding equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of the construction show considerable effects on the functional reliability of the whole building from the viewpoint of mechanical resistance and stability (ER1), energy savings and thermal protection (ER6) and hygiene, health and environment protection (ER3). To ensure the reliability of constructions and buildings for the period of their supposed service life a more profound analysis of constructions is necessary from the aspect of a global thermal/technical evaluation.


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