A.H. PAUL MAURENBRECHER AND SAMIR E. CHIDIAC

ABSTRACT

Major environmental factors in the durability of exterior walls are temperature and moisture. Temperature is the factor examines in this study. Thermal movements can lead to induced stresses that may be high enough to cause cracking. Temperature cycling about the freezing point may lead to frost damage in wet walls. This papers examines the temperature measurements on an exterior wall of a nine – storey apartment building in the Ottawa-Carleton region. Measurements were taken over a period of two years at one location on the 8th storey with a S-W orientation. The exterior wall consists of load bearing concrete clockwork, insulated on the inside face, an air gap and a clay brick veneer.

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