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Syracuse University

2018

Interior insulation

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Improving Durability Of Wooden Beam Bearings In Inside Insulated Walls By Tempering The Beam’S Heads, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar Sep 2018

Improving Durability Of Wooden Beam Bearings In Inside Insulated Walls By Tempering The Beam’S Heads, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar

International Building Physics Conference

Improving durability of wooden beam bearings after a thermal renovation via interior insulation is highly demanding for planners. Because of an isolated thermal bridge in the area of the wooden beam head the risk of condensation water forming in this area increases after installing interior insulation. The problem with wooden beam ends has been analysed increasingly in the last few years by many research institutions as wooden ceiling constructions are common in existing buildings. Furthermore, thermal renovation makes a vital contribution regarding improving the energy-efficiency of existing buildings. In this paper a method to temper wooden beam ends is introduced ...


Interior Insulation Retrofit Of A Brick Wall Using Super Insulation Materials: Design Of A Field Testing In An Industrial Brick Building, Pär Johansson, Paula Wahlgren Sep 2018

Interior Insulation Retrofit Of A Brick Wall Using Super Insulation Materials: Design Of A Field Testing In An Industrial Brick Building, Pär Johansson, Paula Wahlgren

International Building Physics Conference

The societal demands on a more energy efficient building stock in Sweden creates challenges to find suitable retrofitting measures. One of the measures currently discussed is to use interior insulation. This measure leads to a reduced temperature in the wall, which increases the risk for elevated moisture levels in the wall. When the thickness of the insulation layer is limited, super insulation materials (SIM) may be used. SIM can be divided into advanced porous materials, such as aerogel blankets (AB), and vacuum insulation panels (VIP). Often moisture from the outside is the major moisture source why a solution may be ...


Evaluating The Hygrothermal Performance Of Wooden Beam Heads In 19th Century Town Houses Using In-Situ Measurements, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar Sep 2018

Evaluating The Hygrothermal Performance Of Wooden Beam Heads In 19th Century Town Houses Using In-Situ Measurements, Paul Wegerer, Thomas Bednar

International Building Physics Conference

Improving the energy efficiency of typical 19th century townhouses in middle Europe the focus on the wooden beam bearing’s hygrothermal performance has become more and more important during the last years. There are several issues for the risk of rotting of the wooden parts of the ceiling, because the retrofitting process of the masonry totally changes the hygrothermal conditions inside the wall. Applying an interior insulation or changing the airtightness of the building envelope as well as the introduced moisture from the retrofitting process lead to a moisture increase inside the masonry and might cause rotting of the ceilings ...