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Damage to Materials and Buildings in a Changing Urban Climate

  • Peter Brimblecombe
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Part of the Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution book series (EGEP, volume 1)

Abstract

Long-term climate change presents a threat to our built infrastructure and material heritage. This has been less widely discussed than many other aspects of climate change. However, as regulation reduces the amounts of air pollutants, the significance of weather as a factor in the deterioration of building materials assumes greater importance.

Keywords

Air pollution Salt weathering Frost damage Floods Wind-driven rain Corrosion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy and EnvironmentCity University of Hong KongKowloonChina

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