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Andersen, M (2002) Light distribution through advanced fenestration systems. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 264–81.

Dulaimi, M F, Ling, F Y Y, Ofori, G and Silva, N D (2002) Enhancing integration and innovation in construction. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 237–47.

Fuller, R J and Luther, M B (2002) Thermal simulation of an Australian university building. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 255–63.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: advanced natural ventilation; commercial buildings; control systems; design process; HVAC systems; hypocaust; performance; simulation; thermal performance; TRNSYS; Australia
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=dwb0cfh96lactf8t
  • Abstract:
    A key criterion for the environmental assessment of any building is its thermal performance. The simulation of an office module in a three-storey university building in South Eastern Australia is described. The module, located at the north-west corner of the top floor of the building, was chosen because it was likely to have the hightest cooling laod - a primary concern of energy-conscious designers of commercial buildings for most parts of the country. The simulation process identified the major influences on thermal performance against a base case. This enabled changes in materials and construction, as well as basic design concepts, to be evaluated. Features incorporated into the base case such as a metal roof and glazed walkway had an adverse influence on energy consumption, and were consequently rejected in preference for an improved design that included a hypocaust slab system on the roof of the office module. The final design was predicted to reduce the annual energy consumption for heating and cooling by 72 and 76%, respectively, which suggests the added value to the design process from advanced modeling and simulation.

Greenwood, D and Wu, S (2012) Establishing the association between collaborative working and construction project performance based on client and contractor perceptions. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 299-308.

Huang, C-F and Lien, H-C (2012) An empirical analysis of the influences of corporate social responsibility on organizational performance of Taiwan's construction industry: using corporate image as a mediator. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 263-75.

Kohler, N and Hassler, U (2002) The building stock as a research object. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 226–36.

Laar, M and Grimme, F W (2002) German developments in guidance systems: an overview daylight. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 282–301.

Rose, T M and Manley, K (2012) Adoption of innovative products on Australian road infrastructure projects. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 277-98.

Stehn, L (2002) Environmental labelling of timber-framed dwellings and their building components. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 248–54.

Thomson, D, Kaka, A, Pronk, L and Alalouch, C (2012) The use of freelisting to elicit stakeholder understanding of the benefits sought from healthcare buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 309-23.