Performance Based Building Design 2 From Timber-framed Construction to Partition Walls

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-01-14
  • Publisher: Ernst & Sohn

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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.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

1. Timber-framed construction
In general
Performance Evaluation
Design and Execution
2. Sheet-metal Outer Wall Systems
In general
Performance Evaluation
Design and Execution
3. New Developments
Transparent Insulation
Multiple Skin and Photovoltaic Outer Walls
4. Roofs: Requirements
In general
Performance Evaluation
5. Low-sloped Roofs
Roofing Membranes
Compact Low-sloped Roofs
Protected Membrane Roofs
6. Pitched Roofs
Roof Covers in detail
Basic Assemblies
Performance Evaluation
Design and Execution
7. Sheet-metal Roofs
In general
Metal Roof Cover
Performance Evaluation
Design and Execution
8. Windows, Outer Doors and Glass Facades
In general
Windows and Doors
Glass Facades
9. Balconies, Chimneys, Shafts and Stairs
In general
10. Partitions;
Wall, Floor and Ceiling Finishes;
Inside Carpentry
In general
Partition Walls
Building Services
Wall Finishes
Floor Finishes
Ceiling Finishes
Inside Carpentry
11. Risk analysis
In general
Risk Definition
Performing a Risk Analysis
Example of Risk Analysis: Cavity Walls

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