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Architect and Town Planner, Amitava Deb of the Central Buildng Research Institute, Roorkee, describes the problems of maintaining mass housing in India and concludes that whilst zero maintenance should be an objective, concerted efforts are needed to develop compatible building materials, that...
Correct application of insulation within a cavity is vital if heat transfer is not to be increased by natural convection, argues dr.ir. Jan Lecompte, formerly of the Laboratory of Building Physics at the University of Leuven.
Comparative case studies of high insulation technology, HIT, in a Swiss office building at Winterthur are described by Dr Walter Braun of Geilinger AG in his Paris CIB Congress paper, demonstrating that radiators have been eliminated and intelligent controls can work effectively. The...
The Netherlands Ministry of Education and Science commissioned research to investigate the degradation process of materials and minimum quality standards indicating the point at which routine maintenance becomes essential: C.W.J. Bos and H.D.G. Winkels report.
Dr Mrs Soraya El Defrawy and her colleagues at the Refractories Laboratory, National Research Centre, Cairo, describe their research into curtain walling in the Middle East climatic conditions
A leading Japanese multidisciplinary design practice, Nikken Sekkei of Osaka has developed a micro computer simulation system. System engineer, Kazunori Wachi and planner, Yoshihko Masuda, discuss the theoretical composition of the simulation model, input conditions for executing a simulation...
Vytantas Stankevičius, Head of the Laboratory of the Lithuanian Scientific Research Institute of Architecture and Construction, at Kaunas and his colleagues, J. Karbauskaité and G. Dapkus, report on the studies they have carried out on the microclimate of special services spaces which are...
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