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Publication Citation: The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations

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Author(s): Christopher C. White; Kar Tean Tan; Donald L. Hunston;
Title: The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations
Published: February 14, 2011
Abstract: Sustainability calculations are based on assumptions about the energy required to produce, transport place in-service items. A critical component of these calculations is the expected service life of the material, component or system. Estimates of the actual in-service performance are not based on scientifically validated methods or procedures. The resulting estimates have a significant uncertainty because they are based on past performance or best guess estimates. This paper will detail the economic outcomes of typical choices on a new construction building joint sealant job based on available choices. Following this examination, this paper will detail the barriers and progress toward achieving a scientifically validated prediction of the in-service performance.
Conference: 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society
Pages: 3 pp.
Location: Savanah, GA
Dates: February 13-16, 2011
Keywords: Service life prediction; sealant; sustainability; Net Present Expense
Research Areas: Building Materials, Service Life Prediction, Coatings/Sealants
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