Unit Overview
P6 Performance Criteria
P7 Production and Manufacture
P8 Important Features
P9 Material Deterioration
P10 Prevention of Deterioration

Deterioration and Failure

Materials cab fail or break for different reasons, create a presentation that explains the following


  1. Steel Corrosion
  2. Fungal Attack or dry rot
  3. Concrete Cancer or Spalling
  4. Insect attack on timber
  5. Overloading of structural components causing sheer
  6. Efflorescence
  7. Expansion of water due to freezing


In each case you should make reference to how long it will take to effect the material and give examples of how this could affect a building. Be clear about how the material will fail, break or deteriorate.