W.GUTOWSKI, L.RUSSELL, A.CERRA and S.PETINAKIS
CSIRO Building, Construction and Engineering, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Establishing the “fitness for purpose” of structural and weatherseal sealants during the service life of a building constitutes one of the major challenges to structural engineers, building owners and regulatory authorities. Currently a range of tedious and costly surveys and tests is required throughout the entire life of these structures, involving the deglazing of a required number of structurally bonded units, to obtain structural certification. The cost and inconvenience ...