Facade Construction Manual by Thomas Herzog

By Thomas Herzog

«Facade development guide» offers a scientific survey of latest services within the program of latest fabrics and energy-efficient applied sciences in facade layout. It surveys the facade layout requisites made by way of a number of kinds of structures, in addition to an important fabrics, from traditional stone via to synthetics, and records a range of development varieties for quite a lot of construction forms.

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The external influencing variables are: • orientation in relation to compass direction • time of day • local factors influencing the incidence of solar radiation (climatic conditions, local shading due to vegetation and/or buildings). In the plane of the facade the position and geometry of the openings is crucial. High-level window openings increase the amount of incoming daylight. 4 The actual level of illumination within the room is essentially determined by the degree of reflectivity of the inner surfaces, which depends heavily on the main colours [6].

The definition given here seems to be the most plausible one. g. g. double-leaf construction with concrete wall plus weatherproof leaf of profiled aluminium cladding). See: “Coupling of layers and leaves” in this chapter. [6] The description and, to a certain extent, the breakdown of the jointing systems is based on the following research report: Scharr, Roland; Sulzer, Peter: Beiträge zum methodischen Vorgehen in der Baukonstruktion. ), Düsseldorf, 1981. The analysis of built construction elements and the composition of jointing systems in the external walls of buildings is investigated and demonstrated by means of scientific methods.

During the hotter months, the incoming air can be cooled down (slightly) by convection as it passes over cooler components. 6 components cool down. To maintain the level of comfort, window-based ventilation during daytime hot periods is therefore of limited usefulness. The arrangement of ventilation openings in the facade and the type of ventilation (single-sided ventilation or cross-ventilation) determines the depth of the room in which natural ventilation via openings in the facade is still effective.

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