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Wooden windows, avoidance of damage via constructional measures
1990 - IRG/WP 3591
Increasing awareness of the environment reinforces the trend to use wood as a building material for windows in modern building constructions. Wood is a natural building and construction material. Under certain circumstances such as persistent humidity exceeding 30%, wood is rapidly degraded by decay fungi into CO2 and inorganic salts. The cost caused by damage (e.g. replacement of windows) represe...
R Gr√ľndlinger, K Messner


A voluntary system to control the usage of wood preservatives in Austria
1993 - IRG/WP 93-50001-28
In 1991, approximately 8000 tons of solvent based and 1000 tons of mostly chromium containing water based preservatives were sold on the market annually. Already in 1959 the Austrian Wood Preservative Examination Committee (AWPEC) was founded. From the beginning, the aim was to achieve a quality control system for wood preservatives to protect both the end user of preservatives and the environment...
R Gr√ľndlinger, H Hofer