Archive for the ‘Burton's Building Science Forum’ Category

Future Proofing of Buildings

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Future Proofing of Commercial Buildings: In the construction sector the concept of “future proofing” of commercial buildings is actually quite new. We have heard and seen a lot about sustainability however many professionals now look at the net result of sustainability programs

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Climate Change Effects on High-Rise Residential Buildings

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Traditionally, building design has relied to a considerable extent on historic climate data accumulated over time to provide design criteria for everything in buildings including structural systems, cladding and windows, site drainage and HVAC systems.

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Adaptive Re-use of Buildings – Part 2

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Adaptive re-use of buildings is a term used to describe the process of modifying older buildings to perform new desired functions. [The occupancy usage will often be fundamentally changed.] Adaptive: Derived from the Latin word “apt are” (to fit). The process is a means of obtaining additional usage for buildings that are outmoded.

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