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Davey, C L, McDonald, J, Lowe, D, Duff, R, Powell, J A and Powell, J E (2006) Defects liability management by design. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 145–53.

Fernie, S, Leiringer, R and Thorpe, T (2006) Change in construction: a critical perspective. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 91–103.

Gluch, P and Stenberg, A-c (2006) How do trade media influence green building practice?. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 104–17.

Gormley, M and Campbell, D P (2006) Modelling water reduction effects: method and implications for horizontal drainage. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 131–44.

Hartwig, J and Kockat, J (2016) Macroeconomic effects of energetic building retrofit: Input-output sensitivity analyses. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 79-97.

Koskela, L and Ballard, G (2006) Should project management be based on theories of economics or production?. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 154–63.

Lai, C-m and Chiang, C-m (2006) How phase change materials affect thermal performance: hollow bricks. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 118–30.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: alternative technology; bricks; comfort; heat absorption; phase change material (PCM); roof; thermal insulation
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=rv137t11636645qg
  • Abstract:
    The enhancement of rooftop thermal-insulation capability is a key issue in energy conservation in hot and humid climates, where flat roofs receive the greatest solar heat gain. During the process of melting or solidification, a phase change material (PCM) can effectively release or store a great amount of latent heat. As a result, PCM has often been applied for the purpose of environmental control. Experiments analysed the effects on thermal characteristics of adding PCM to conventional hollow thermal-insulation bricks. Two identical test models with untreated and PCM-treated bricks, respectively, were located nearby in field. They were exposed to solar radiation at the same time on typically clear summer days. PCM-treated bricks had a better daytime thermal insulation effect than ordinary hollow bricks. When the maximum outdoor temperature was 35.5°C, the maximum underside temperature of PCM-treated bricks was 31.7°C, which was 4.9°C lower than that of the untreated bricks. In addition, PCM-treated bricks can provide more effective indoor heat preservation at night when temperatures fall outdoors.

Leung, M-y, Liang, Q and Yu, J (2016) Development of a mindfulness-stress-performance model for construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 110-28.

Pulkka, L, Ristimäki, M, Rajakallio, K and Junnila, S (2016) Applicability and benefits of the ecosystem concept in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 129-16.

Venselaar, M and Gruis, V (2016) Studying intra-organizational dynamics in implementing supply chain partnering: A case study about work floor experiences in a Dutch housing association. Construction Management and Economics, 34(02), 98-109.

Winch, G M (2006) Towards a theory of construction as production by projects. Building Research & Information, 34(02), 164–74.