Package: Performance Based Building Design 1 and 2

  • ID: 2330171
  • Book
  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970s. With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew. The term "performance" encompasses all building–related physical properties and qualities that are predictable during the design stage and controllable during and after construction. The term "predictable" demands calculation tools and physical models that allow evaluating a design, whereas "controllable" presumes the existence of measuring methods available on site. The basis for a system of performance arrays are the functional demands, the needs for accessibility, safety, well–being, durability, energy efficiency and sustainability and the requirements imposed by the usage of a building.

This work published in two volumes, applies the performance rationale, advanced in applied building physics, to the design and construction of buildings. After an overview of materials for thermal insulation, water proofing, air tightening and vapour tightening and a discussion on joints, building construction is analysed, starting with the excavations. Then foundations, below and on grade constructions, typical load bearing systems and floors pass the review to end with massive insulated outer walls and cavity walls the first volume. In continuation the second volume discusses light–weight construction with wooden and metal elements, roofing systems, façades, and ends with finishes and the overall risk analysis. Most chapters build on a same scheme: overview, overall performance evaluation, design and construction.

The work is absolutely recommended to 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. Where and when needed, input and literature from over the world was used, reason why each chapter ends listing references and literature.

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PERFORMANCE BASED BUILDING DESIGN VOL. 1

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

STRUCTURAL 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

REFERENCES

PERFORMANCE BASED BUILDING DESIGN VOL. 2

Preface

1. Timber–framed construction

2. Metallic outer walls

3. Low–sloped and protected membrane roofs

4. Sloped roofs

5. Metallic roofs

6. Glazing and windows

7. Glazed façades (curtain, multiple skin, transparent insulation, PV–façades)

8. Balconies

9. Staircases and shafts

10. Partition walls and finishes

11. Risk analysis

References

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Hugo S. L. Hens
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