COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building by L. Braganca

By L. Braganca

Because of adjustments within the composition of the inhabitants, society adjustments consistently with appreciate to numerous elements together with age-structure, relatives composition and the provision of power. adjustments result in events which are mirrored within the commissioning of constructions, that's progressively shifted from new development to the reuse and maintenance of current structures. the variation of structures frequently calls for the amendment of facades and the development in the back of. The scope of this motion in the fee shipping and concrete improvement area is to enhance innovations and techniques for envelopes of structures developed over the past half the twentieth century within the price nations. In different phrases it's directed at the development envelopes of the so-called non-traditional constructions. This e-book is predicated on a aid via rate, an intergovernmental ecu framework for overseas cooperation among nationally funded learn actions. rate creates clinical networks and allows scientists to collaborate in a large spectrum of actions in learn and technology.IOS Press is a world technological know-how, technical and clinical writer of top of the range books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. a few of the parts we put up in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All features of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom economic climate -Urban stories -Arms keep watch over -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Solar Architecture in Cyprus”, PhD Thesis, University of Wales, UK, 2002 Ministry of Commerce. 1998. CYS 98, Cyprus Organization for Standards and Control of Quality. Lefkosia Statistical Service. 2001. Population Census. Lefkosia: Government of Cyprus Synergy Program. 1995. “Preparation of an Action Plan for Improving the Efficiency of the Energy Sector in Cyprus”, Energia, 1995, pp 5-11 This page intentionally left blank Technical Improvement of Housing Envelopes in Denmark T. Dahl The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture E.

Fysisk opretning og forbedring af almene boligafdelinger. Copenhagen: Landsbyggefonden Nissen, H. 1972. Industrialized Building and Modular Design. London: Cement and Concrete Association SBI-rapport 75, 1971. TÆT LAV - en boligform, Eksempelsamling, Hørsholm: Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut (SBI) Technical Improvement of Housing Envelopes in France Dominique Groleau CERMA, UMR CNRS 1563, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes, France Francis Allard LEPTAB, Université de La Rochelle, France Gérard Guarracino DGCB, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, Vaulx en Velin, France Bruno Peuportier, CEP, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France ABSTRACT: The improvement of housing envelopes can play an important role to change the image of the building, to modify the use inside the dwelling, to transform the immediate surroundings of the buildings, to improve the technical and functional performance of the building and to enhance the life environment of inhabitants.

The original external walls can be divided in three different constructions: traditional masonry cavity walls, the industrialised concrete sandwich wall and finally the lightweight wooden façade system with plates or boards of wood, fibercement or other materials as cladding. The general problems are most significant for the non traditional built external walls, and they are most commonly renovated by adding an external secondary lightweight construction with extra insulation and new cladding, which might be with or without ventilation behind.

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