"Understanding the Life Cycle of Buildings and Structures"
Author: Hodges, Chris
Published In: Proceedings of the 1994 Educational Conference
Presentation at APPA's 81st Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Focuses on the expected service life of several of the major building exterior components: roofs, exterior walls, plaza, and parking structure. Outlines some of the common deterioration issues, the types of major repairs that might be expected for these systems, and a general overview of the service life of the system. Concludes if the building exterior is checked periodically, maintenance and repairs can be performed which will extend the life of the building. Includes figures.