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S478-95 (R2007) - Guideline on Durability in Buildings
CAN/CSA-A23.3-04 (R2010) - Design of Concrete Structures
S304.1-04 (R2010) - Design of Masonry Structures
CAN/CSA-A440-00/A440.1-00 (R2005) - CAN/CSA-A440-00, Windows / Special Publication A440.1-00, User Selection Guide to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-A440-00, Windows
CAN/CSA-Z317.2-10 - Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities
S16-09 - Design of steel structures
CAN/CSA-A371-04 (R2014) - Masonry Construction for Buildings
Z8000-11 - Canadian health care facilities
CSA S478-95 provides a framework within which design considerations related to building life and durability can be organized and addressed. The Guideline assumes that the objective of the designer will be to provide a building which will be durable and functional for at least the time period required by the owner.
This first edition has been used extensively by architects and engineers and has proven to be a reliable foundation for design of durable buildings.
It contains generic advice on the environmental and other design factors that have an impact on the durability of building components and materials, and identifies the need to consider long term costs, maintenance, and replacement.
Specific issues addressed in this Guideline include basic durability requirements, quality assurance, design service life, predicted service life, design and construction considerations. It also addresses operation, maintenance, and inspection programs, investigation of deterioration, repair work, and renovation.