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Airtightness in Commercial and Public Buildings



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ISBN 9781848061743
Published May 24, 2011 by IHS BRE Press
44 Pages 61 Color Illustrations

 
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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

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Senior consultant and principal consultant, BRE, UK