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  Metal corrosion in New Zealand buildings

Metal corrosion in New Zealand has an economic cost in the billions of dollars. This series of factsheets describes the processes involved in the corrosion of metal and the effects of different atmospheric environments and positions on the building envelope. It explains how metal corrosion can be reduced and managed. BRANZ scientists have researched corrosion for over 40 years, and much of the content in these factsheets reflects these findings. The six factsheets are:

1. Corrosion in coastal buildings
2. How metals interact in the built environment
3. Corrosion over the building envelope
4. Corrosion of metal in timber and concrete
5. Atmospheric corrosivity classification
6. How metals are protected against corrosion