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Reduced Maintenance Costs and Impacts

Reduced Maintenance Costs and Impacts

Intent

Building designs, material choices and installation techniques should seek to minimize the effects of degradation and weathering, enhance life expectancy of the assembly, and lessen maintenance needs.

Additional Information/How to Implement

Durability may be defined as the ability of a material, product, or building to maintain its intended function for its intended life-expectancy with intended levels of maintenance in intended conditions of use.

 Fortunately, many of the best practices intended to improve durability require little more than good judgment and a basic knowledge of the factors that affect building durability. A thorough review of resource publications will provide a solid foundation for addressing durability during the stages of construction.

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