Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The viscosity of air buildings is a hot topic within the construction performers, which the industry feel they have too little knowledge about. This study is mainly aimed against air density in apartment buildings and airflow measurement. The study consists of a theoretical reference, educational visit, interviews and a survey conducted among construction workers at Magistratshagen in Linkoping.
Earlier requirement in terms of air leakage through the climate screen was removed and today there are only energy requirement for a dwelling in Boverkets Building Regulations. The difference between a passive and a typical air tight construction is that the passive house have a maximum requirement of 0.3 l /s m2 of air leakage through the building climate screen. The requirement imposed on passive houses is to minimize the supply of power and energy for heating the building.
Air tight constructions have heavy demands on the performance and accuracy of everyone involved with the project. The client must specify their requirements and also be prepared to pay for any additional costs. The architect and building planners have to design the building with regard to air tightness. Finally, the construction workers are required to do a careful work in order to get all the connections in the building air tight.
The study suggests that an air tight building is a closed system where no forced ventilation exists. There are no reasons not to build too tight as long as there is a functioning ventilation. In this study the authors ask themselves how an air tight building changes over time. No theoretical information has been found on these changes, but the respondents assume that air density decreases with time. The deterioration is mainly assumed to be caused by construction materials changes over time. The study shows that construction workers knowledge of air tight construction is mixed, which they themselves admit in the survey.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 99 p.
Lufttäthet, Lufttäta byggnader, passivhus, plastfolie
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57233ISRN: LIU-ITN-TEK-G--10/033--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57233DiVA: diva2:324136
2010-06-07, tp32, Norrköping, 10:15 (Swedish)
Lundh, Jan-Erik, Distriktschef
Borg, Torgny, Lektor i Anläggningsteknik