ISBN-10:
3433030227
ISBN-13:
9783433030226
Pub. Date:
05/22/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Performance Based Building Design 1: From Below Grade Construction to Cavity Walls / Edition 1

Performance Based Building Design 1: From Below Grade Construction to Cavity Walls / Edition 1

by Hugo S. L. Hens
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ISBN-13: 9783433030226
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Prof. Em. Dr. Ir. Hugo S.L.C. Hens, University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven, 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
PERFORMANCES
Definitions and basic characteristics
Advantages
Performance arrays
Impact on the building process
MATERIALS
Array of material properties
Thermal insulation materials
Liquid water, water vapour and air flow control layers
Joints
EXCAVATION AND BUILDING PIT
Realization
FOUNDATIONS
Performance evaluation
Specific problems
ON AND BELOW GRADE BUILDING COMPONENTS
Performance evaluation
STRUICTURAL OPTIONS
Performance evaluation
Structural system design
FLOORS
Performance evaluation
Design and execution
OUTER WALLS: REQUIREMENTS
Performance evaluation
MASSIVE OUTER WALLS
Traditional masonry walls
Massive light-weight walls
Massive walls with inside insulation
Massive walls with outside insulation
CAVITY WALLS
Performance evaluation
Design and execution
PANELIZED MASSIVE OUTER WALLS
Performance evaluation
Design and execution
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