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Transfer of adhesives technology. Feasibility study (PR84)

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of transferring adhesives technology from other industries, where adhesives are widely used for structural joints, to the construction industry. It is intended to assist in the improvement of joining techniques in the industry, and so, to reduce construction time and whole-life costs.The following areas are discussed:
  • key principles and good practice for adhesives' use
  • current and potential adhesive applications in construction
  • aspects of the technology requiring particular consideration in construction
  • experience in other industries and potential technology transfer
  • suggestions for further work.

    The book is aimed at both the more general engineering practitioner and the specialist. Given this broad potential readership, it is considered to be likely that interest in the different sections of the book will vary significantly from one reader to another.

    Key words: materials, building technology, materials technology.

    ISBN: 978-0-86017-884-2
    Author: A R Hutchinson, S A Hurley
    Number of pages: 102 (paperback)
    Publisher: CIRIA
    Date of Publication: October 2001