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Reusing concrete panels from buildings for building: Potential in Finnish 1970s mass housing

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Reusing concrete panels from buildings for building : Potential in Finnish 1970s mass housing. / Huuhka, S.; Kaasalainen, T.; Hakanen, J. H.; Lahdensivu, J.

julkaisussa: Resources Conservation and Recycling, Vuosikerta 101, 3029, 17.08.2015, s. 105-121.

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Huuhka, S. ; Kaasalainen, T. ; Hakanen, J. H. ; Lahdensivu, J. / Reusing concrete panels from buildings for building : Potential in Finnish 1970s mass housing. Julkaisussa: Resources Conservation and Recycling. 2015 ; Vuosikerta 101. Sivut 105-121.

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