Principles of Construction: Building Physics of the Envelope
Publisher: Birkhauser 2018 ISBN: 9783035611458 Editors: Ulrich Knaack & Eddie Koenders Format: Softcover, 136pp, 270 x 210mm
The facade is the building's interface with its environment. It is here that building physics parameters such as heat, moisture, sound and light, interact with the building. All these influences need to be controlled by the building envelope in order to ensure the comofrt of the user and the functional performance of the architecture. This introduction explains the most important phenomena and the relates them to design and biulding practice - which materials react in which way to these factors?
How do facade systems deal with thermal energy, moisture, acoustics and light? This practice-oriented book, result of a cooperation between architects, structural engineers and building physicists, describes the most important facade types and materials under the aspect of their building physics performance. Numerous schematic drawings produced specifically for the publication illustrate building physics principles for students and practitioners of architecture.
This practice-oriented book, which is the result of cooperation between an architect and a structural engineer, describes the most important building facade materials and constructions under the aspect of their building physics performance.