Filling the Gaps in heritage science research #5 Understanding modern materials behaviour (built historic environment)

Filling the Gaps #5 looks at research needed to understand modern materials behaviour as applied to the built historic environment.

The areas that the National Heritage Science Strategy identifies as needing further work are:

  • understanding mechanisms and rates of concrete decay
  • reducing/slowing concrete decay
  • improving in situ treatment of corrosion of concrete reinforcement
  • reviewing the range and stability of aluminium and aluminium alloys used in modern buildings (i.e. windows)
  • identifying treatment options for plated metals
  • assessing long-term stability of polymers and other materials used in cladding systems

As before, we’re looking to gather information on research that has been carried out in these areas, since 2009,  through our survey form.

The survey asks for information about the research including the title of the project, who carried it out, where it was carried out, whether it is published etc. You don’t need to fill out all the fields, but the more information you are able to provide, the more complete a resource we’ll be able to provide to the heritage science community.

Many thanks for your contribution to this work

National Heritage Science Forum

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