Performance Based Building Design 2
  • Performance Based Building Design 2
  • Performance Based Building Design 2

Performance Based Building Design 2

by Hugo S. L. C. Hens
     
 

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As the second of the two volumes on performance based building design, the book continues applying the performance rationale, advanced ‘Applied Building Physics’, to the design and construction of buildings. The first volume ended with the analysis of cavity walls, the most traditional outer wall type of North Western Europe, and its adaptation to high

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As the second of the two volumes on performance based building design, the book continues applying the performance rationale, advanced ‘Applied Building Physics’, to the design and construction of buildings. The first volume ended with the analysis of cavity walls, the most traditional outer wall type of North Western Europe, and its adaptation to high insulation standards.

The present book starts with a construction type which is typical for North America and the Scandinavian Countries: timber-framed. Sheet-metal outer wall solutions are next, after which the focus turns to low-sloped, pitched and sheet-metal roofs. A thorough study of glazing types, windows and glass-based envelope systems with windows fronts, curtain walls, double skin façades and PV-façades as exemplary cases follows. With the building enclosure rain and windproof, the discussion shifts to balconies, shafts, chimneys, stairs, inside partitions and several finishing techniques. The risks linked to design errors and workmanship accuracies are the subject of the last chapter. Overall, we maintain the same scheme as in volume one: overview, overall performance evaluation, design and construction, although some chapters employ a somewhat simpler approach.

The book incorporates 35 years of teaching building construction to architectural and building engineers, bolstered by 36 years of research and 44 years of consultancy in solving building problems,

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783433030233
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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