1st Edition

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering 3rd International Conference in Building Physics (Montreal, Canada, 27-31 August 2006)

Edited By Paul Fazio, Hua Ge, Jiwu Rao, Guylaine Desmarais Copyright 2006
    1008 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Buildings influence people. They account for one third of energy consumption across the globe and represent an annual capital expenditure of 7%-10% of GNP in industrialized countries. Their lifetime operation costs can exceed capital investment. Building Engineering aims to make buildings more efficient, safe and economical. One branch of this discipline, Building Physics/Science, has gained prominence, with a heightened awareness of such phenomena as sick buildings, the energy crisis and sustainability, and considering the performance of buildings in terms of climatic loads and indoor conditions. The book reflects the advanced level and high quality of research which Building Engineering, and Building Physics/Science in particular, have reached at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It will be a valuable resource to: engineers, architects, building scientists, consultants on the building envelope, researchers and graduate students.

    1. Building Materials

    • 1.1. Moisture Buffering
    • 1.2 Hygrothermal Properties
    • 1.3 Salt Transport
    • 1.4 Experimental Procedures
    • 1.5 Degradation and Durability
    • 1.6 Vacuum Insulation Panels

    2. Building Envelopes

    • 2.1 Envelope Systems
    • 2.2 Double Facades and Window
    • 2.3 Walls
    • 2.4 Roofs
    • 2.5 Sub-grade

    3. Whole Buildings

    • 3.1 Building Engineering
    • 3.2 Whole Building HAM
    • 3.3 Energy
    • 3.4 Ventilation and Air Leakage

    4. Indoor Environment

    • 4.1 Thermal Comfort
    • 4.2 Daylighting and Acoustics
    • 4.3 Indoor Air Quality

    5. Outdoor Environment

    • 5.1 Climate Change and Sustainable Design
    • 5.2 Wind Driven Rain
    • 5.3 Weather and Buildings


    Paul Fazio, Hua Ge, Jiwu Rao and Guylaine Desmarais