Incorporating sustainable development principals into building design

Jeung-Hwan Doh, Dane Miller

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The main aim of this research is to utilise the focus of sustainable design to compare the material and subsequent environmental impacts of multi‐storey structures situated in Australia. The structure types under investigation were characterised by post‐tensioned and conventionally reinforced floor and roof flat plate slab systems. The foundation designs are undertaken for isolated spread footings on 32 structural model types with constant external dimensions which were composed of floor and roof slabs of varying concrete strength, span length and construction method, with all footing designs providing equivalent structural performance. The results from this study have reinforced the evidence that post‐tensioned construction can have significant effects in reducing material requirements and provide increased structural and environmental efficiency. Through reducing the frame mass, the footing systems were able to be designed using significantly less embodied energy when compared to the reinforced concrete structures. It is also noted that further investigation in the foundational requirements of these models is warranted, with the need to investigate the use of mat foundations for cases where isolated spread footings have required more than 50% of the structural plan area and for the footings that have required excessively thick sections to resist large shearing actions for larger spanned cases at 10 and 13.33 m.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy efficient buildings
EditorsE.H. Yap
PublisherIn-Tech
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-2876-2
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-2875-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2017

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Doh, J-H., & Miller, D. (2017). Incorporating sustainable development principals into building design. In E. H. Yap (Ed.), Energy efficient buildings In-Tech. https://doi.org/10.5772/66825
Doh, Jeung-Hwan ; Miller, Dane. / Incorporating sustainable development principals into building design. Energy efficient buildings. editor / E.H. Yap. In-Tech, 2017.
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