Lower-Technology, Higher-Performance Construction

May 01, 2012

This research aims to explicate some of the performance parameters for lower-technology, higher-performance construction systems. These lower-technology construction types were contrasted in each type of analysis with a conventional stick framed wall. A primary contribution here is the inclusion of thermal diffusivity calculations.

keywords: monolithic construction, building performance, lower-technology

Kiel Moe, AIA (Harvard University)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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