Performance Based Building Design 2

Overview

Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970ies. With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew.
This work published in two volumes, applies the performance rationale, advanced in applied building physics, to the design and construction of buildings. In continuation of Vol. 1 this volume discusses light-weight construction with wooden and metal elements, ...
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Overview

Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970ies. With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew.
This work published in two volumes, applies the performance rationale, advanced in applied building physics, to the design and construction of buildings. In continuation of Vol. 1 this volume discusses light-weight construction with wooden and metal elements, roofing systems, fa?ades, and ends with finishes and the overall risk analysis. Most chapters build on a same scheme: overview, overall performance evaluation, design and construction.
This fourth book, after Building Physics and Applied Building Physics, is the result of 38 years of teaching architectural, building and civil engineers, coupled to more than 40 years of experience in research and consultancy. Where and when needed, input and literature from over the world was used, reason why each chapter ends listing references and literature.
The book should be usable by undergraduates and graduates in architectural and building engineering, though also building engineers, who want to refresh their knowledge, may benefit. The level of discussion assumes the reader has a sound knowledge of building physics, along with a background in structural engineering, building materials and building construction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783433030233
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Prof. Em. Dr. Ir. Hugo S.L.C. Hens, University of Leuven (K.U. Louvain, Belgium), taught Building Physics from 1975 to 2003, Performance Based Building Design from 1970 to 2005 and Building Services from 1975 to 1977 and 1990 to 2008. Until 1972, he worked as a structural engineer at a mid-sized architectural company, constructing houses, apartment buildings and office buildings. He has authored and co-authored over 150 articles and conference papers, and written hundreds of reports on building damage cases and their solution. He has been coordinating the international working group CIB W40 on Heat and Mass Transfer in Buildings for ten years. Between 1986 and 2008, he was operating agent of four Annexes, initiated by the International Energy Agency?s EXCO on Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems: Annex 14, Annex 24, Annex 32 and Annex 41. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
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Table of Contents

Preface VII

0 Introduction 1

0.1 Subject of the book 1

0.2 Units and symbols 1

0.3 References and literature 5

1 Timber-framed construction 7

1.1 In general 7

1.2 Performance evaluation 9

1.3 Design and execution 25

1.4 References and literature 27

2 Sheet-metal outer wall systems 31

2.1 In general 31

2.2 Performance evaluation 31

2.3 Design and execution 36

2.4 References and literature 37

3 New developments 39

3.1 Transparent insulation 39

3.2 Multiple skin and photovoltaic outer walls 44

3.3 References and literature 44

4 Roofs: requirements 45

4.1 In general 45

4.2 Performance evaluation 45

4.3 References and literature 49

5 Low-sloped roofs 51

5.1 Typologies 51

5.2 Roofing membranes 53

5.3 Compact low-sloped roofs 58

5.4 Protected membrane roofs 85

5.5 References and literature 94

6 Pitched roofs 97

6.1 Classification 97

6.2 Roof covers in detail 99

6.3 Basic assemblies 105

6.4 Performance evaluation 107

6.5 Design and execution 143

6.6 References and literature 149

7 Sheet-metal roofs 153

7.1 In general 153

7.2 Metal roof cover 154

7.3 Performance evaluation 159

7.4 Design and execution 170

7.5 References and literature 170

8 Windows, outer doors and glass façades 173

8.1 In general 173

8.2 Glass 173

8.3 Windows and doors 200

8.4 Glass façades 214

8.5 References and literature 226

9 Balconies, shafts, chimneys and stairs 231

9.1 In general 231

9.2 Balconies 231

9.3 Shafts 235

9.4 Chimneys 237

9.5 Stairs 240

9.6 References and literature 244

10 Partitions; wall, floor and ceiling finishes; inside carpentry 245

10.1 Overview 245

10.2 Partition walls 245

10.3 Building services 250

10.4 Wall finishes 250

10.5 Floor finishes 252

10.6 Ceiling finishes 257

10.7 Inside carpentry 260

10.8 References and literature 263

11 Risk analysis 265

11.1 In general 265

11.2 Risk definition 265

11.3 Performing a risk analysis 266

11.4 Example of risk analysis: cavity walls 267

11.5 References and literature 274

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