Identifying the critical components to extend concrete flat roof service life in equatorial climates: A review

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The concrete flat roof has its own advantges and preferred of designers to be selected as the building roof. The concrete flat roof has a variety of functions for all room space can be fully utilized either at the bottom and the top of the roof. There are also buildings that incorporate design slope roofs and flat roofs that keep services and facility equipment in the flat roof area. Building owner and designer will benefit from identifying the seven key factors to extend concrete flat roof service life, especially in equatorial climate. Building owners and design team should consider hot and humid condition throughout the year during the design and construction stage. Although the roof system selection process is often driven by client budget, aspects of the durable, economical and long-lasting roof also need to be given attention. The review has been carried out based on secondary sources that outline the flat roof performance as the keywords. Surface profile, materials, maintenance schedule and current usage of concrete flat roof is inspected and analyzed. To extend the service life of concrete flat roof in equatorial climates, seven critical components are identified and should be considered in the design and development that consists of the slope, drainage, waterproofing, material durability, constructability, maintenance, and use and occupancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Service life
Roofs
Concretes
Climate
Waterproofing
Owners
Drainage
Durability
Factors
Durables
Design and development
Schedule
Constructability
Selection process
Key words

Keywords

  • Building defects
  • Building survey
  • Condition
  • Equatorial climate
  • Flat roof

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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