chapter  11
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SUGGESTIONS FOR A LOGICALLY-CONSISTENT STRUCTURE FOR SERVICE LIFE PREDICTION STANDARDS

We owe much to Sereda [Sereda and Litvan (1980)] for leadership in establishing the International Conferences on Durability of Building Materials and Components. His hope was that the conferences would promote the development of a literature covering the durability of non-metallic building materials analogous to that which the corrosion literature provides for metals. The success of the conferences and the usefulness of their

published proceedings suggests that Sereda’s hopes will become reality. But even more must be done if durability knowledge is to be used widely and effectively in selecting building materials and components.