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Performance-Based Building Design

From Below Grade to Floors, Walls, Roofs, Windows and Finishes

Hens, Hugo


2. Edition March 2024
XXVIII, 564 Pages, Softcover
134 Pictures (130 Colored Figures)
155 tables

ISBN: 978-3-433-03439-2
Ernst und Sohn, Berlin

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This book applies knowledge from building physics to the design and construction of buildings and the performance requirements for individual building parts, such as walls, roofs, windows, etc. Risks caused by typical deficiencies are considered. A textbook and practical guide.

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This third book in a series of three dealing with building physics and its application, looks to the impact a performance requirements linked approach has on building design and construction. It starts with a resumption of what's expected from buildings, followed by discussing a range of materials needed to guarantee a correct heat, air, moisture response. Then, looked is to preparing the building site, the excavations needed, the foundations, the below-grade parts and spaces, the structural systems commonly used, the floors, different types of outer walls, different types of roof assemblies, inside walls, the glazing, windows, outer doors, glass façades, balconies, all kind of shafts, chimneys, stairs, timber-frame construction, wall, floor and ceiling finishes. Each time, not only the heat, air, moisture related metrics but also structural integrity, durability, fire safety, acoustics, maintenance, sustainability and buildability are discussed. The book ends with a look at the risks deficiencies may cause.
Beside years of teaching, research and curing damage cases due to failing performance, a bunch of national and international sources and literature has been consulted, which is why each chapter ends with an extended list of further reading.
Mayor changes compared to the first edition is that the two volumes form one now, whereby combining, reshuffling, extending and redrafting was done where appropriate and necessary, so reducing the number of chapters from 28 to 20. Excavations and foundations now form a joint chapter, while the requirements for outer walls and roofs are considered uniformly and are now available in eight chapters on the building envelope, five of which are on outer walls and three on roof structures. Followed by the inside walls and other specific parts, and one chapter on windows, outer doors and glass facades. The last three chapters deal with timber-frame construction, finishings, and risk assessment.
The content of all chapters has been critically reviewed, actualized and gifted with additional figures where needed, so incorporating the experiences gained during 38 years of teaching to architectural and building engineering students, 36 years of research and 53 years of consultancy.

0 Introduction
1 What Means Performance Requirements Based?
In General
Designing Buildings and Building Parts Performance-Based
2 Materials for a Correct Hygrothermal Performance
In General
Materials for Thermal Insulation
Heat Storage Materials
Waterproof Layers
Vapour Barriers and Vapour Retarders
Air Barriers and Air Retarders
Joint Sealants
3 Clearing the Building Site, Excavations, Foundations
In General
4 Parts and Spaces Below and on Grade
In General
Performance Checks
Design and Construction
5 Load-Bearing Structures
In General
Design Hints
6 Floors
In General
Performance Checks
Design and Construction
7 Outer Walls and Roofs: Performance Checks
In General
Outer Walls
8 Massive Outer Walls
Heavy-Weight Masonry
Light-Weight Masonry
9 Massive Outer Walls Insulated Either In- or Outside
Inside Insulation
Outside Insulation
10 Cavity walls
Some History
Performance Checks
Design and Execution
11 Concrete Panel and Sheet-metal Outer Walls
In General
Concrete Panels
Sheet-Metal Options
12 Outer Walls with Transparent Insulation
In General
Performance Checks
13 Low-Slope Roofs
Some History
Low-Slope Roof Coverings
Compact Low-Slope Roofs
Protected Membrane Roofs
14 Pitched Roofs
In General
Pitched Roof Coverings
Performance Checks
Design and Construction
15 Sheet-metal Covered Roofs
In General
Sheet-Metal Coverings
Sheet-Metal Roof Typology
Performance Checks
Design and Construction
16 Inside Walls, Balconies, Shafts, and Staircases
In General
Inside Party Walls
Inside Partition Walls
17 Windows, Outer Doors, and Glass Facades
In General
Windowns and Outer Doors
Glass Facades
18 Timber-framed Construction
Some History
Construction, Assemblies
Performance Checks
Design and Construction
19 Interior Finishes
In General
Building Services
On Walls
On floors
Of Ceilings
20 Risk Analysis
Of Help?
How to Perform
Cavity Walls as Example
Dr. Ir. Hugo S.L.C. Hens is an emeritus professor of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. Until 1972, he worked as a structural engineer and site supervisor at a mid-sized architectural office. After the sudden death of his predecessor and promotor Professor A. de Grave in 1975 and after defending his PhD thesis, he stepwise built up the Department of Building Physics at the Department of Civil Engineering.
He taught Building Physics from 1975 to 2003, performance based building design from 1975 to 2005 and building services from 1975 to 1977 and 1990 to 2008. He authored and co-authored 68 peer reviewed journal papers and 174 conference papers about the research done, has helped to manage hundreds of building damage cases and acted as coordinator of the CIB W40 working group on Heat and Mass Transfer in Buildings from 1983 to 1993. Between 1986 and 2008, he was operating agent of the Annexes 14, 24, 32 and 41 of the IEA EXCO on Energy in Buildings and Communities. He is a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).