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Building physics of the envelope: principles of construction

Building physics of the envelope: principles of construction

Knaack, Ulrich; Koenders, E. A. B. (Eduardus Aloysius Bernardus), 1967-

The facade is the building's interface with its environment. It is here that building physics parameters such as heat, humidity, sound and light interact with the building. All these influences need to be controlled by the building envelope in order to ensure the comfort of the user and the functional performance of the architecture. This introduction explains the most important phenomena and then relates them to design and building practice - which materials react in which way to these factors? How do facade systems deal with heat, humidity, sound and light? This practice-oriented book, which is the result of cooperation between an architect and a structural engineer, describes the most important facade materials and constructions under the aspect of their building physics performance

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basel: Birkhauser, 2018

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Ulrich Knaack, Eddie Koenders
ISBN: 3035611459, 9783035611458
Physical Description: 134 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm
Subject: Architectural facades : building constructionWalls : building construction; Walls : building construction; Exterior walls Design and construction.; House and Home.