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Can mass-timber products provide effective thermal mass in low and medium rise construction


Dewsbury, M and Fay, MR and Geard, D, Can mass-timber products provide effective thermal mass in low and medium rise construction, Proceedings of JSES/JWEA Joint Conference, 29-30 November 2013, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The continued improvement of thermal performance requirements has increased the need for a better understanding of thermal capacitance in new and existing buildings. Traditionally, the materials selected to provide thermal capacitance include clay brick and concrete-based products, which are massive materials and have a relatively high embodied-energy. Masstimber products, which have a long history of use within private and public Japanese buildings, may provide a significant thermal capacitance benefit. This paper describes recent research that has simulated the relative thermal performance of typical Australian house designs where different materials, including mass-timber, have been tested as internal partition walls.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:mass-timber, thermal capacitance, house energy rating
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Building
Research Field:Building information modelling and management
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Construction materials performance and processes not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)
UTAS Author:Fay, MR (Professor Roger Fay)
UTAS Author:Geard, D (Dr Detlev Geard)
ID Code:89532
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-03-06
Last Modified:2014-03-07
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