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PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO SERVICE LIFE PREDICTION OF FERROCEMENT ROOF SLABS

In Singapore, ferrocement slabs are being used as secondary roofing elements to provide thermal insulation as well as to minimize the deterioration of the primary roof arising from the effects of environmental loading such as changes in temperature and wetting and drying of the exposed surfaces. The durability of these secondary roofing slabs is of practical interest, particularly with respect to the service life cycle in relation to the actual load range that the slabs are experiencing.