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Requirements for Exterior Walls

Hutcheon, N.B
Canadian Building Digests, CBD-48

Hutcheon, N.B, (1963), "Requirements for Exterior Walls", Canadian Building Digests, CBD-48.
The often quoted Principal Requirements of a Wal are

Control heat flow;

Control air flow;

Control water vapour flow;

Control rain penetration;

Control light, solar and other radiation;

Control noise;

Control fire;

Provide strength and rigidity;

Be durable;

Be aesthetically pleasing;

Be economical.

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