Climate change makes buildings and building elements more vulnerable, especially to moisture stress. The built environment has an expected lifespan of around 60 to over 100 years. Therefore, we must consider the increased climate impact for the products we develop today.
The climate in Norway is extremely varied, and every year this leads to extensive damage to the built environment. The service life of materials and constructions depends on the local climatic conditions.
The relationship between the properties of materials, the operation of structures, the design and geographical location of buildings, and the climatic stresses to which they are exposed is very complex.
New and improved methods for assessing risks associated with possible effects of changes in local climate conditions are necessary for the early implementation of effective climate adaptation measures.