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Title: Flood resilience of traditional building materials : report of simulated flood immersion according to ASTM E3075 standard procedures
Authors: Stynoski, Peter B.
Carlson, Thomas A.
Brake, Abigail M.
Arnett, Clint M.
Banko, Marion L.
Landi, Matthew M.
Keywords: Floods
Flood control
Flood damage prevention
Floods--Risk assessment
Building materials
Historic buildings
Structural design
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-19-8
Abstract: Following the directives of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the FY18-22 United States Army Corps of Engineers Campaign Plan, the National Park Service Technical Preservation Services and the United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory collaborated on a project titled, “Resilience of Traditional Materials.” The team sourced materials for, constructed, and tested five brick wall assemblies, seven wood frame wall assemblies, and four floor assemblies in simulated flood conditions according to standard procedures set forth in ASTM E3075-16, “Standard Test Method for Water Immersion and Drying for Evaluation of Flood Damage Resistance.” The results helped the team to classify historical building materials in the con-text of Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines for flood resistance. In general, most materials performed as expected, but further work is required in order to fully characterize individual materials and different types of flood conditions.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-19-8
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 54 pages / 6.345 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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