Hens, Hugo S. L. C.
Performance Based Building Design 2
From Timber-framed Construction to Partition Walls.
With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew. The book looks to the impact of building engineering and building physics on the design and construction of buildings, e.g. air tightness, moisture tolerance, acoustics, durability.
XVI, 276 pages, 199 figures, Softcover.
Language of Publication: English
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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, façades, 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.