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On exposure to the atmosphere, unprotected timber used above ground suffers degradation due to weathering (UV irradiation and moisture changes) and biological attack. In this test of timber exposed to the weather, the performances of various preservatives and surface coatings are evaluated after...
In this paper a preliminary study of the use of acoustic scale models for the investigation of the airborne sound insulation of glazed windows is described. The techniques employed are explained and an account is given of some interesting experimental results. The techniques used allow...
Traditional Papua New Guinea building materials were treated with Dulux “Firebrake” an intumescent paint, to investigate their fire-retardani characteristics. The project endeavoured to improve the performance of these materials in fire, and, by persuading Building Authorities to approve the use...
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