Integrating Building Functions into Massive External Walls

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

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Title Integrating Building Functions into Massive External Walls
 
Creator Hisham Hafez, Ahmed
 
Subject Architectural Engineering; Technology
construction; exterior walls; performance; Netherlands; Egypt; facade
72
 
Description Well into the twentieth century, brick and stone were the materials used. Bricklaying and stonemasonry were the construction technologies employed for the exterior walls of virtually all major structures. However, with the rise in quality of life, the massive walls alone became incapable of fulfilling all the developed needs. Adjacent systems and layers had then to be attached to the massive layer. Nowadays, the external wall is usually composed of a layered construction. Each external wall function is usually represented by a separate layer or system. The massive layer of the wall is usually responsible for the load-bearing function.Traditional massive external walls vary in terms of their external appearance, their composition and attached layers. However, their design and construction process is usually a repeated process. It is a linear process where each discipline is concerned with a separate layer or system. These disciplines usually take their tasks away and bring them back to be re-integrated in a layered manner. New massive technologies with additional function have recently become available.Such technologies can provide the external wall with other functions in addition to its load-bearing function. The purpose of this research is to map the changes required to the traditional design and construction process when massive technologies with additional function are applied in external walls. Moreover, the research aims at assessing the performance of massive solutions with additional function when compared to traditional solutions in two different contexts, the Netherlands and Egypt.Through the analysis of different additional function technologies in external walls, a guidance scheme for different stakeholders is generated. It shows the expected process changes as related to the product level and customization level. Moreover, the research concludes that the performance of additional insulating technologies, and specifically Autoclaved Aerated Concrete can provide a better construction compared to the traditional external wall construction of the Netherlands and Egypt.
 
Publisher TU Delft Open
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-05-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

design; engineering
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/faculty-architecture/article/view/hisham
10.7480/abe.2016.9
 
Source A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 9 (2016): Integrating Building Functions into Massive External Walls; 1-294
A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 9 (2016): Integrating Building Functions into Massive External Walls; 1-294
2214-7233
2212-3202
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/faculty-architecture/article/view/hisham/pdf_ahmed
http://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/faculty-architecture/article/view/hisham/ahmed_paperback
10.7480/abe.2016.9.1323
10.7480/abe.2016.9.1324
 
Coverage Egypt

building technology
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Ahmed Hisham Hafez
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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