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In the ECSC demonstration project 7215-PP-058 'Steel in residential buildings for sustainable and adaptable construction', a series of five houses and residential buildings were constructed and monitored. This Type 2 project RFS2-CT-2005-00035 had the objective of presenting and disseminating information on the steel construction technologies used in these buildings and the results of the tests, as well as preparing publications on sustainability and building physics, which are seen as key documents in the development of this market. The dissemination project has resulted in a series of six four-page case studies, a 32 page full colour publication on sustainability and a 50 page publication on building physics. The case studies describe projects in Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom and present the design concept, construction technology, collected test information and economic data, and the project team and other supporting information. The sustainability guide covers the background to sustainability, steel technologies used in housing and residential buildings, the application and sustainability benefits of steel, and the sustainability assessment of a six-storey residential building. The publication on building physics covers national building regulations for thermal efficiency, heat transmission, hygrothermal properties, air tightness and other key aspects of building performance. The demonstration projects were presented at national seminars organised in the participating countries.

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Authors: LAWSON R M, The Steel Construction Institute, Ascot (UK);YANDZIO E, The Steel Construction Institute, Ascot (UK);BEGUIN P, CTICM, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (FR);NUESSE G, FOSTA - Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung, Düsseldorf (DE);LUIG K, 3L Architects and Industrial Designers, Menden (DE);KESTI J, Ruukki Oyj, Hämeenlinna (FI);WIDMAN J, SBI, Stockholm (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23201 EN (2008), 160 pp. Euro: 20
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-23201-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-08181-1
Record Number: 201010069 / Last updated on: 2010-01-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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