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Bs News March/April Mar 2021

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

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Building Services Engineering January/February Jan 2021

Building Services Engineering January/February

Building Services Engineering

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Bs News November/December Nov 2020

Bs News November/December

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News September/October Sep 2020

Bs News September/October

Building Services Engineering

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Improving The Design Quality Of Housing Buildings, Ehab Nasr Elden Ahmed Aug 2020

Improving The Design Quality Of Housing Buildings, Ehab Nasr Elden Ahmed

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Design quality is essential to improve the standards of living and is progressively being accepted as critical to successful new housing developments. A better design quality provides attractive and sensitively planned homes that form communities, and assists in creating a healthier and advanced fellowship. As new housing growth in Egypt has missed reaching the universal rules and guidelines of design quality, this research reviews several experiences of foreign offices and governmental programs that deal with amending the design character of housing buildings. Using these Guidelines enables commissioning high performance housing facilities that improve the general standards of a better design ...


Bs News July/August Jul 2020

Bs News July/August

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Investigations Of Mycelium As A Low-Carbon Building Material, Kevin Yang Jun 2020

Investigations Of Mycelium As A Low-Carbon Building Material, Kevin Yang

ENGS 88 Honors Thesis (AB Students)

With the building industry being responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, there is an imperative need for low-carbon solutions that can decarbonize the built environment. This thesis aimed to address whether mycelium, the hyphal body of fungi, can be used as a building material. The first part of research involved developing a protocol for creating and testing mycelium samples. Mycelium composites were created by inoculating strains of mycelium onto agricultural substrates such as walnut shells, rice hulls, and a commercially available mix from Ecovative Design LLC. Mechanical compression and tensile tests, as well as thermal conductivity and fire resistance ...


Highlighting The Unique Challenges And Differences Of Building With Mass Timber, Ryan L. Richmond Jun 2020

Highlighting The Unique Challenges And Differences Of Building With Mass Timber, Ryan L. Richmond

Construction Management

As the construction industry shifts towards sustainability and owners seek to construct buildings that are sustainable - built from natural and renewable materials, and pleasing for their occupants to work in - mass timber is becoming the popular alternative to traditional steel and concrete buildings. An abundance of information is available on mass timber products and their properties and applications, but little information on the process of actually building a mass timber project. This report seeks to extend practical knowledge on building with mass timber. In order to accomplish this, this research will highlight specific differences and challenges related to building with ...


Bs News May/June May 2020

Bs News May/June

Building Services Engineering

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Bs News March/April Mar 2020

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

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Civil Engineering And Public Works, William P. Blake Jan 2020

Civil Engineering And Public Works, William P. Blake

Engineering Sciences

The scope and object of the report—Other reports upon 11 is class. The exhibition made by the Minister of Public Works of France. The general inadequacy of the representation of civil engineering by countries other 11 an France. Principal improvements and advances since 1855. Exlibition of models of the public works of Spain.


Bs News January/February Jan 2020

Bs News January/February

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News November/December Nov 2019

Bs News November/December

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News September/October Sep 2019

Bs News September/October

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News July/August Jul 2019

Bs News July/August

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News May/June May 2019

Bs News May/June

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News March/April Mar 2019

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News January/February Jan 2019

Bs News January/February

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Monitored Indoor Environmental Quality Of A Mass Timber Office Building: A Case Study, Jason Stenson, Suzanne L. Ishaque, Aurélie Laguerre, Andrew Loia, Georgia Maccrone, Ignace Mugabo, Dale Northcutt, Mariapaola Riggio, Andre Barbosa, Elliott T. Gall, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg Jan 2019

Monitored Indoor Environmental Quality Of A Mass Timber Office Building: A Case Study, Jason Stenson, Suzanne L. Ishaque, Aurélie Laguerre, Andrew Loia, Georgia Maccrone, Ignace Mugabo, Dale Northcutt, Mariapaola Riggio, Andre Barbosa, Elliott T. Gall, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

A broad range of building performance monitoring, sampling, and evaluation was conducted periodically after construction and spanning more than a year, for an occupied office building constructed using mass timber elements such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor and roof panels, as well as glue-laminated timber (GLT) beams and columns. This case study contributes research on monitoring indoor environmental quality in buildings, describing one of the few studies of an occupied mass timber building, and analyzing data in three areas that impact occupant experience: indoor air quality, bacterial community composition, and floor vibration. As a whole, the building was found to ...


A Method Of Uncertainty Analysis For Whole-Life Embodied Carbon Emissions (Co2-E) Of Building Materials Of A Net-Zero Energy Building In Australia, Mehdi Robati, Daniel J. Daly, Georgios Kokogiannakis Jan 2019

A Method Of Uncertainty Analysis For Whole-Life Embodied Carbon Emissions (Co2-E) Of Building Materials Of A Net-Zero Energy Building In Australia, Mehdi Robati, Daniel J. Daly, Georgios Kokogiannakis

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

The construction of new buildings requires the use of a substantial amount of materials, which have an associated embodied energy for manufacturing, transport, construction and end-of-life disposal. A number of inventories have been developed to collate the typical embodied energy or carbon emissions associated with different building materials and activities, and these can be used to quantify the environmental impacts of different construction methods. However, uncertainty exists in the estimation of embodied CO2-e emissions and other environmental impact results, due to i) inconsistencies in typical embodied carbon emissions values in inventories; ii) errors in estimations of material quantities; iii) assumptions ...


Bs News November/December Nov 2018

Bs News November/December

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News September/October Sep 2018

Bs News September/October

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Heat-Physical Calculation Of Constructions Of Building Foundations According To The Requirements Of Heat Protect Rate Of Buildings, E. Tulakov, Sh. Sirojiddinov Jul 2018

Heat-Physical Calculation Of Constructions Of Building Foundations According To The Requirements Of Heat Protect Rate Of Buildings, E. Tulakov, Sh. Sirojiddinov

Problems of Architecture and Construction

Quite often, the foundations are combined with the walls of basements. Their reliable operation can be ensured only in the presence of thermal insulation of external structures in contact with the ground. The need for insulation is due to the fact that heat loss through the underground part of the building in some cases up to 20% of the total heat loss. In the presence of a heated basement, insulation will protect the walls of the basement from freezing, will help prevent condensation, dampness and mold development.


Bs News July/August Jul 2018

Bs News July/August

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Reduced Order Modeling For Virtual Building Commissioning, Sean Rosin May 2018

Reduced Order Modeling For Virtual Building Commissioning, Sean Rosin

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Model order reduction can help reduce the time and monetary constraints associated with building commissioning and significantly decrease overall building energy consumption through virtual commissioning. This research aimed to determine the effectiveness of using reduced order models to simulate the overall building energy consumption, and to estimate the energy savings from control-based commissioning recommendations.

A case study building was modeled using a ‘Lumped RC’ thermal model with three thermal resistances and capacitances (3R3C) for the building interior and a 2R1C model describing the building foundation. Due to energy consumption being dependent on building systems, this model was coupled with a ...


Bs News May/June May 2018

Bs News May/June

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Design And Probabilistic Analysis Of Mid- And High-Rise Wood Buildings Subjected To Earthquake Excitations, Shucheng Yang Mar 2018

Design And Probabilistic Analysis Of Mid- And High-Rise Wood Buildings Subjected To Earthquake Excitations, Shucheng Yang

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Mass timber products, such as the glulam or cross laminated timber (CLT), are less frequently used construction materials at present for mid-rise and high-rise buildings. The feasibility and possible advantages of applying timber materials for constructing mid- and high-rise buildings are under investigation. One of the issues that needs to be addressed for the use of heavy timber materials is the safety of such constructions under seismic excitations. To address this issue, the nonlinear inelastic seismic responses and capacity curves of a wood buildings must be assessed. For this, the 10-, 15- and 20-storey buildings are designed using heavy timber ...


Bs News March/April Mar 2018

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Building Entry Flood Barrier, Richard Esker, Shannon Mccall, Andrew Udovich, Brian Foust Jan 2018

Building Entry Flood Barrier, Richard Esker, Shannon Mccall, Andrew Udovich, Brian Foust

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The purpose of this project is to develop a flood barrier that would resist flood water from entering through the doorways of a building. The goal is to mitigate extensive flooding within a structure. After the disastrous weather events that impacted American citizens late in the year of 2017, the team was inspired to develop a project to help disaster victims. Through extensive preliminary and market research, it was discovered that flooding is a serious issue that affects people all over the world. A product to stop flooding could benefit people in developed countries, but it could also help citizens ...


Model Predictive Control (Mpc) For Enhancing Building And Hvac System Energy Efficiency: Problem Formulation, Applications And Opportunities, Gianluca Serale, Massimo Fiorentini, Alfonso Capozzoli, Daniele Bernardini, Alberto Bemporad Jan 2018

Model Predictive Control (Mpc) For Enhancing Building And Hvac System Energy Efficiency: Problem Formulation, Applications And Opportunities, Gianluca Serale, Massimo Fiorentini, Alfonso Capozzoli, Daniele Bernardini, Alberto Bemporad

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

In the last few years, the application of Model Predictive Control (MPC) for energy management in buildings has received significant attention from the research community. MPC is becoming more and more viable because of the increase in computational power of building automation systems and the availability of a significant amount of monitored building data. MPC has found successful implementation in building thermal regulation, fully exploiting the potential of building thermal mass. Moreover, MPC has been positively applied to active energy storage systems, as well as to the optimal management of on-site renewable energy sources. MPC also opens up several opportunities ...