Refurbishment And Upgrading Of Buildings

Author by : David Highfield
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall strengthening facade retention introduction of new floors timber decay problems fire-resistance prevention of moisture and damp upgrading thermal and acoustic performance. This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.


Refurbishment And Upgrading Of Buildings

Author by : David Highfield
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall strengthening facade retention introduction of new floors timber decay problems fire-resistance prevention of moisture and damp upgrading thermal and acoustic performance. This new edition has been fully updated to include new technological information, and covers new areas such as stonework restoration and repair, upgrading of c1960 framed buildings, refurbishment logistics and case-studies.


Refurbishment And Upgrading Of Buildings Why Refurbishment 2 Upgrading The Fire Resistance Of Existing Elements 3 Upgrading Internal Surfaces 4 Upgrading The Thermal Performance Of Existing Elements 5 Upgrading The Acustic Performance Of Existing Elements 6 Preventing Moisture And Dampness Within Buildings 7 Timber Decay And Remedial Treatments 8 Strengthening Of Existing Timber Floors 9 Heavy Lifting Systems 10 Underpinning Systems 11 Facade Retention 12 Index Of Products And Systems

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Sustainable Re Construction

Author by : Artur Usanov
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
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Description : The construction industry is one of the key economic sectors in Europe, but it was hit hard by the financial crisis. In the euro zone, employment in construction declined by a quarter since 2008. These difficult times raise important questions about the future path of the construction industry. The Briefing describes the various aspects of renovation and maintenance activities in the EU, and explores their potential to become the main growth driver for the European construction market.


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox

Author by : Thaleia Konstantinou
Languange : en
Publisher by : TU Delft
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Description : The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European Union. Refurbishment is a necessary step to reach the ambitious energy and decarbonisation targets for 2020 and 2050 that require an eventual reduction up to 90% in CO2 emissions. In this context, the rate and depth of refurbishment need to grow. The number of building to be renovated every year should increase, while the energy savings in renovated buildings should be over 60% reduction to current energy demand. To achieve that, not only is it necessary to find politics and incentives, but also to enable the building industry to design and construct effective refurbishment strategies. This research focuses on refurbishment of the building envelope, as it is very influential with regard to energy reduction.


Adaptive Reuse Of The Built Heritage

Author by : Bie Plevoets
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic, and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on transforming and adapting existing buildings. This book introduces adaptive reuse as a new discipline. It provides students and professionals with the understanding and the tools they need to develop innovative and creative approaches, helping them to rethink and redesign existing buildings – a skill which is becoming more and more important. Part I outlines the history of adaptive reuse and explains the concepts and methods that lie behind new design processes and contemporary practice. Part II consists of a wide range of case studies, representing different time periods and strategies for intervention. Iconic adaptive reuse projects such as the Caixa Forum in Madrid and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are discussed alongside less famous and spontaneous transformations such as the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, in addition to projects from Italy, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, and the USA. Featuring over 100 high-quality color illustrations, Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage is essential reading for students and professionals in architecture, interior design, heritage conservation, and urban planning.


The Sustainable Renovation Of Buildings And Neighbourhoods

Author by : Pilar Mercader-Moyano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bentham Science Publishers
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Description : The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighborhoods is a collection of papers presented at the International Congress of Sustainable Construction and Eco‐efficient Solutions. This event has established itself as a forum for meeting academics from around the word, researchers and professionals of the construction sector, in which environmental information is shared with a multidisciplinary context, and which involves participants from different areas of the construction process. The congress brings together development proposals through a shared vision of environmental sustainability and presents alternative solutions to problems through technical presentations and trainings, in order to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction sector. This monograph celebrates the event’s second international edition and its fourth national edition. The volume contains selected articles written by the participants. Readers will find information about interesting, new developments and concepts on • Energy retrofitting in older buildings • Tools to determine and measure environmental impact and sustainability indicators • Economic / cost based revaluation of buildings through the viability of eco‐efficient solutions • Reduction of the consumption of material and energy resources and in CO2 emissions • Sustainability research based on the renovation of urban areas. The studies in this book provide real examples from different countries (Argentina and Spain, for example). The Sustainable Renovation of Buildings and Neighborhoods is a useful reference for researchers and professional architects involved in sustainable development, environmental rehabilitation and the construction industry.


Sustainable Retrofitting Of Commercial Buildings

Author by : Richard Hyde
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high energy use and poor environmental performance. This book presents a theory-based, practice-support methodology to deal with sustainable retrofitting opportunities for existing commercial buildings in warm climates using bioclimatic design as the basis. The book has four main parts, focusing on eco-design and renovation, bioclimatic retrofitting, technological and behavioural change and case studies of retrofitting exemplars. In the first part, the context of climate change effects on design and renovation at the city scale is discussed. The second part looks at bioclimatic retrofitting as a 'design guide' for existing buildings, highlighting the significance of architectural design and engineering systems for energy performance. The technological and behavioural contexts of the existing building sector – policies, modelling, monitoring and trend analysis in respect to energy and environmental performance – are covered in part three. The final part gives some case studies showing the effectiveness of strategies suggested for effective environmental performance. This book is a must-have guide for all involved in the design and engineering of retrofitting projects in warm climates.


Rethinking Building Skins

Author by : Eugenia Gasparri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Woodhead Publishing
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Description : Rethinking Building Skins: Transformative Technologies and Research Trajectories provides a comprehensive collection of the most relevant and forward-looking research in the field of façade design and construction today, with a focus on both product and process innovation. The book brings together the expertise, creativity, and critical thinking of more than fifty global innovators from both academia and industry, to guide the reader in translating research into practice. It identifies new opportunities for the construction sector to respond to present challenges, towards a more sustainable, efficient, connected, and safe future. Introduces the reader to the role of façades with respect to the main challenges ahead; Provides an overview of the major façade technological advancements throughout history and identifies prospective research trajectories; Includes interviews with key industry players from different backgrounds and expertise; Showcases a comprehensive range of leading research topics in the field, organised by product and process innovation; Covers major innovations across the value chain including façade design, fabrication, construction, operation and maintenance, and end-of-life; Contributes towards the definition of an international research agenda and identifies emerging market opportunities for the façade industry.


Building Refurbishment For Energy Performance

Author by : Anna Magrini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : In Europe, the building sector accounts for 40% of energy consumption which has a strong influence on greenhouse gas emissions. The book deals with efficient methodologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. This includes analyses of the building envelopes, the heating systems, the use of solar energy and the assessment of the environmental and energy sustainability of the proposed solutions. After a brief introduction to the physical fundamentals involved in the study, results are presented to support cost-effective technical strategies to promote actions for energy saving, in the most critical fields and with the most economic advantage.


Spon S Architects And Builders Price

Author by : Davis Langdon
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : With tender prices rising slightly, looking at price lists is not enough – you need SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2011 to get a competitive edge. SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, provides an ongoing reality check and adjustment for changing market conditions. This is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for major works contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value, as well as minor works. Major changes have been made to this 136th edition: Overheads and profits have been kept low and in line with actual levels. Preliminaries have also been dropped to 11%, on a lower cost base. And labour rates have been adjusted to reflect today’s fragile market. As well as an overhaul of prices, Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2011includes: new Measured Works items including bio diverse roofs; Clayboard void formers; fire resisting glass blocks; UPVC window options (coloured, Secured by Design); glazing (curve cutting, drill holes); insulating panels (Kooltherm, Thermafloor, Thermaline); more internal door options; blister tactile paving; Metsec SFS framing; Ecosil paint new Approximate Estimating items: lift pits; Corium brick tiles; solar hot water; photovoltaic cells; and polished plaster extra elemental building cost models on land remediation; school refurbishment; and office refurbishment. Buyers of this 2011 edition can make a free internet download of SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ price data, which will run to the end of 2011 and: Access Spon’s new Approximate Estimates rate data, as well as the Measured Works data Produce estimate and tender documents Generate priced or unpriced schedules Adjust rates and data and enter rogue items Export schedules into Excel Carry out an index search. This year, for the first time, the resources include a versatile and powerful ebook.


Building Adaptation

Author by : James Douglas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : As existing buildings age, nearly half of all construction activity in Britain is related to maintenance, refurbishment and conversions. Building adaptation is an activity that continues to make a significant contribution to the workload of the construction industry. Given its importance to sustainable construction, the proportion of adaptation works in relation to new build is likely to remain substantial for the foreseeable future, especially in the developed parts of the world. Building Adaptation, Second Edition is intended as a primer on the physical changes that can affect older properties. It demonstrates the general principles, techniques, and processes needed when existing buildings must undergo alteration, conversion, extension, improvement, or refurbishment. The publication of the first edition of Building Adaptation reflected the upsurge in refurbishment work. The book quickly established itself as one of the core texts for building surveying students and others on undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses. This new edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all the key issues relating to the adaptation of buildings. It deals with any work to a building over and above maintenance to change its capacity, function or performance. * A core text for building surveying students and undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses * Revised and updated throughout, in particular on the characteristics of buildings and their refurbishment potential. * Includes numerous illustrations and examples that focus on a wide variety of different building types


Sustainable Refurbishment

Author by : Sunil Shah
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate, facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce their building’s carbon footprint will help in the planning and management of a sustainable refurbishment programme. Facilities managers have a key role in improving and maintaining a building’s sustainability credentials over its whole life – through benchmarking and developing improvement strategies, energy efficiency measures and installation of low carbon technologies, as well as through waste minimisation and appropriate material use. The first part of the book gives the context, providing the structure and linkage between the other chapters, together with an overview on sustainable development and refurbishment projects separately and the value gained from a sustainable refurbishment. Part 2 details the regulatory and financial drivers, together with market pressures, and provides an overview of where this is leading together with the implications for sustainable refurbishment. Part 3 provides technical support on carbon measures, helping to determine the feasibility of good practices as part of the refurbishment. Included is a review of energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technologies and embodied carbon to enable lifecycle carbon calculations, together with the necessary behavioural change aspects needed to embed the changes. Linkages and benefits between the technologies will be highlighted. Part 4 reviews refurbishment from a wider environmental perspective, understanding the challenges and opportunities that exist for particular developments from a materials, water, biodiversity and transport perspective. Throughout the book, checklists are provided on typical activities and good practice that should be performed. These are expanded through relevant case studies and examples to show-case previous good practices and lessons learnt. The book is structured to allow a matrix approach, with Parts 3 and 4 providing the technical information necessary to deliver a sustainable refurbishment; with sector relevance and best practice with case studies throughout the book.


The Oxford Conference

Author by : Susan Roaf
Languange : en
Publisher by : WIT Press
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Description : 50 years after the first Oxford Conference on Architectural Education, the 2008 conference brought together over 500 people from 42 countries to share best practice, discuss how, when, where and why we teach architecture now and in the future.


Cold Climate Hvac 2018

Author by : Dennis Johansson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th Cold Climate HVAC conference, which was held in Kiruna, Sweden in 2018. The conference highlighted key technologies and processes that allow scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions to achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) with a minimum use of energy and other resources. The conference addressed various technical, economic and social aspects of buildings and HVAC systems in new and renovated buildings. This proceedings volume gathers peer-reviewed papers by a diverse and international range of authors and showcases perspectives and practices in cold climate building design from around the globe. The following major aspects, which include both fundamental and theoretical research as well as applications and case studies, are covered: (1) Energy and power efficiency and low-energy buildings; (2) Renovating buildings; (3) Efficient HVAC components; (4) Heat pumps and geothermal systems; (5) Municipal and city energy systems; (6) Construction management; (7) Buildings in operation; (8) Building simulation; (9) Reference data; (10) Transdisciplinary connections and social aspects; (11) Indoor environments and health; (12) Moisture safety and water damage; (13) Codes, regulations, standards and policies; and (14) Other aspects of buildings in cold climates.


Refurbishment Of Buildings And Bridges

Author by : Federico M. Mazzolani
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The renovation and rehabilitation of existing constructions together with the preservation and restoration of the architectural heritage are, in fact, activities which deserve particular attention by people involved in both design and constructional process. This wide subject has been treated in the book by identifying the main aspects and analysing them from the general design criteria to the execution rules in order to completely cover the concerned field. This approach is, therefore, characterised by an unitary feature which is difficult to find in other books. In particular many practical examples collected from all over the World are analysed, compared and discussed in detail, focusing the main reasons of both the structural choice and the material selection. The authors of the 6 Chapters, as out-standing experts in their specific fields, provide high level contributions particular based on their technical and professional experience.


Building Renovation

Author by : Manuela Grecchi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Construction Technology 2 Industrial And Commercial Building

Author by : Mike Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : A new edition of this popular undergraduate textbook for the study of industrial and commercial building. This third edition is thoroughly revised including new material on sustainable construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainable building services.


From County Hospital To Nhs Trust

Author by : Katherine A. Webb
Languange : en
Publisher by : Borthwick Publications
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Retrofitting For Optimal Energy Performance

Author by : Tantau, Adrian
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Retrofitting expresses, in a traditional approach, the process of improving something after it has been manufactured, constructed, or assembled. These systems integrate new technologies, new functions, and new services that increase the energy performance in existing private, public, and commercial buildings. Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance is a comprehensive reference source that examines environmentally conscious technologies and their applications in advancing retrofitting practices. Providing relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area, it highlights an array of topics such as climate change, energy management, and optimization modeling, and is essential for academicians, students, researchers, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, managers, policymakers, and building owners.


The Handbook Of Sustainable Refurbishment Non Domestic Buildings

Author by : Baker Nick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The refurbishment of existing buildings is a crucial yet often neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Many old buildings waste large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants through poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of heating and cooling. Demolition is an option but the refurbishment alternative is increasingly seen as more sustainable in terms of architectural value, materials use, neighbourhood disruption and waste disposal. In addition, the potential impact of low energy refurbishment is much greater than that for new build since there are many more buildings already in existence than will be built in the next 10 - 20 years, the period over which many CO2 emission targets apply. The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Non-Domestic Buildings offers architects, engineers and a wide range of building professionals practical advice, illustrated by real examples. It moves from principles of sustainable refurbishment to specific design and engineering guidance for a variety of circumstances. It emphasises the need for an integrated approach by showing how refurbishment measures interact with one another and with the occupants, and how performance is ultimately influenced by this interaction.


Environmentally Friendly Cities

Author by : Eduardo Maldonado
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The 15th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference considered the issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness at the city scale. Some 150 papers address the many and varied questions faced by architects and planners in reducing the impact on the environment of cities and their buildings.


Spon S Architects And Builders Price

Author by : Davis Langdon
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Total Read : 77
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Description : With tender prices rising slightly, looking at price lists is not enough - you need SPON'S ARCHITECTS' AND BUILDERS' PRICE BOOK 2011 to get a competitive edge.SPON'S ARCHITECTS' AND BUILDERS' PRICE BOOK, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for


Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Author by : Clemens Richarz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : Now that the Energy Certificate for Buildings has been introduced throughout the European Union, we can expect to see a sharp rise in the number of building renovations. This volume is a practical guide with concrete recommendations for realizing energy-related renovation measures – it accompanies the planner from design to execution. All energy-related issues are treated according to their goals. Large-scale detail drawings document constructive solutions for removing structural weaknesses. An overview of installation engineering measures helps to evaluate possibilities, costs, and economic viability. The book uses realized projects to demonstrate that sustainable improvements cannot be achieved by energy-specific measures alone – it is also important to consider the building as a whole. All of the examples are documented with a state analysis as well as a depiction and assessment of the measures taken.


Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment

Author by : Fernando Pacheco Torgal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 19 May 2010. For new buildings, the recast fixes 2020 as the deadline for all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy” (and even sooner for public buildings – by the end of 2018). This book gives practitioner an important tool to tackle the challenges of building refurbishment towards nearly zero energy. This book is welcome at this time and sets the scene for professionals whether practitioners or researchers to learn more about how we can make whether old or new buildings more efficient and effective in terms of energy performance.


Inciec 2015

Author by : Marina Yusoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The special focus of these proceedings is on the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. They provide detailed information on innovative research developments in construction materials and structures, in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary findings combining nano-materials and engineering. The coverage of cutting-edge infrastructure and sustainability issues in engineering includes earthquakes, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems.


Economics Of Property Management The Building As A Means Of Production

Author by : Herman Tempelmans Plat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The economic analysis of a building is a complex subject and traditionally it has focused on a single aspect of the structure or a single part of the construction process. Dr Tempelmans Plat is a leading proponent of a new methodology which focuses on the building as a stock of services to be supplied over a long lifespan. This method is more realistic since it takes into account the changes in use and the adaptation of the building over its life. This book will be the first to make this method comprehensible to a wide audience of postgraduate students and professionals in the field of construction economics.


Cooperative Design Visualization And Engineering

Author by : Yuhua Luo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2006, held in Mallorca, Spain in September 2006. The book presents 40 revised full papers, carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover all current issues in cooperative design, visualization, and engineering, ranging from theoretical and methodological topics to various systems and frameworks to applications in a variety of fields.