Airtightness in Commercial and Public Buildings: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Airtightness in Commercial and Public Buildings

2nd Edition

By Michael Jaggs, Chris Scivyer


44 pages | 61 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781848061743
pub: 2011-05-24
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The only guide that provides comprehensive practical guidance on airtightness and detailing for commercial and public buildings and other non-domestic buildings. Provides generic examples of frequently occurring air leakage paths and practical guidance on methods and materials suitable for sealing common construction detailing. The guidance also covers managing the airtightness process from design through construction and airtightness compliance testing to handover.

Table of Contents

1. Background Principles 2. Understanding the Causes of Infiltration 3. Infiltration Paths 4. Minimising Infiltration: The Benefits 5. Design Principles 6. Identifying Zones Requiring Protection 7. Designing a Tight Envelope 8. Specification 9. Achieving Airtightness 10. Inspection During Construction 11. Testing and Auditing for Airtightness 12. Guidance Notes for Site Representatives and Building Control Officers 13. Remedial Work on New and Existing Buildings 14. Appendix: Ventilation Requirements 15. References and Further Reading

About the Authors

Senior consultant and principal consultant, BRE, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General