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Durability of Building Sealants by Andreas T. Wolf

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TEST METHODS ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF SEALANTS ON THE AESTHETIC APPEARANCE OF BUILDINGS

Efforts towards the development of international standards

A.T. WOLF

Dow Corning S.A., Seneffe, Belgium

Abstract

The appearance of any building changes with time as a result of complex processes generally summarised under the term “ageing”. While sealants can contribute to these processes, many aesthetic issues will appear on a building facade over time with or without the presence of a sealant. A work group (WG10) has been charted within the International Standardisation Committee TC59/SC8 (Building Construction, Jointing Products) to assess the need for developing test standards on aesthetic issues caused by sealants. Two work items are being pursued for ...

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