Wood decay in Danish buildings

IRG/WP 1261

A P Koch

At Technological Institute identification of fungi and advisory activity concerning repair of damages has taken place since 1935. Statistical analyses based on material from 1982 and 1983 are compared to earlier investigations worked out by L. Harmsen. The material shows that building traditions influence the diversity and frequency of fungal species. Many fungal damages in the last decade have showed that it is very important to use timber in a suitable manner not forgetting old building traditions. The conditions of fungal attack must be analysed and followed up by improvement of constructive and chemical wood protection.


Keywords: DECAY; CONSTRUCTION; BUILDINGS; DENMARK; FUNGI; FREQUENCY; INSURANCE POLICIES; COSTS OF DAMAGE

Conference: 85-05-12/17 Guaruj√°, Brazil


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