Introduction to Building Technology.pdf


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This ebook is available to support Introduction to Building Technology course, the course itself aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings and to propose an overview of the various issues that have to be adequately combined to offer the occupants a physical, functional and psychological well-being. Students will be guided through the different components, constraints and systems of a work of architecture. These will be examined both independently and in the manner in which they interact and affect one another.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Thermal aspects of a building
    • Outside environment and human needs
    • Heat flow
    • Air flow
    • Humid air
    • Thermal comfort and insulation
    • Condensation and moisture
    • Climate-responsive design
    • Passive controls, thermal balance
    • Forms of energy and active heating/cooling
  • Lighting aspects of a building
    • Physics of light, photometry
    • Vision and colors, visual comfort
    • Designing with natural light
    • Electric lighting
    • Sound and hearing
  • Acoustic aspects of a building
    • Noise insulation
    • Room acoustics
    • Construction principles, foundations
  • Construction methods
    • Masonry
    • Concrete
    • Timber
    • Steel
    • Building elements: walls, openings, floors, roofs


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One Response to “Introduction to Building Technology.pdf”

  1. vun virak on June 12th, 2010 3:52 pm

    I’m a civil engineer. i need that book for my reference career.

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