Timber structures and commodities are exposed to several mechanisms that limit their service life. The term service life refers to the duration until a limit state is reached, i.e. when the performance is no longer deemed acceptable.
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy concerning studies on the nature and expression of beauty or taste. The aesthetics of a building is one of the principal aspects considered in architecture. Changes in the appearance of materials can differ due to kinetics of the responses related to the material resistance as well as due to intensity of the degrading factors.
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's third roundtable discussion, held in Manchester, on the question “How can Britain’s built environment tackle social exclusion?”
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's second roundtable discussion, held in Edinburgh, on the question “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland?”
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's first roundtable discussion, held in London, on the question “What Kind of Britain are we building?”
Since our society moved into large-scale office buildings and turned on static high-intensity ceiling lighting, it seems that we never looked back. For decades the notion of office spaces included,
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