chapter  3
10 Pages

SOLAR UV, WETNESS AND THERMAL DEGRADATION MAPS IN JAPAN

ByT. TOMIITA

The durability of building materials is greatly influenced by the deterioration factors which are deeply related to the climatic conditions. The author has estimated degradation factors from the meteorological data and plotted them on the maps. By refering to these deterioration factor maps, local differences of the service life of various building materials can be discussed.