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In this report the project Evaluation of the performance of surface treatments for the conservation of historic brick masonry, carried out under contract EV5V-CT94-0515 is described and the obtained results are pointed out. The research is presented in the form of a series of papers. The first paper, Evaluation of the performance of surface treatments, gives the overall results and conclusions of the research. The main aims of the research, as set down in the proposal, were:

- To improve the knowledge on the effects of surface treatments on the service life of walls in historic buildings (main aim);
- To investigate non-destructive techniques;
- To propose standards for the assessment of the performance of treatments;
- Accelerated ageing testing;
Production of a decision model for the choice of surface treatments and the prevention of damage.

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Authors: VAN HEES R P J (EDITORS), TNO, Delft (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17979 EN (1998) 207pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-D-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2995755
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2366-0
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