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TitleMembrane for rooftop extensions: an economical and environmentally efficient alternative
Author(s)Macieira, Mónica Raquel Fernandes
Mendonça, Paulo
Guedes, João Miranda
KeywordsArchitectural membranes
Building refurbishment
Rooftop extensions
Cost- environmental efficiency
Issue dateMay-2019
PublisherUniversidade do Minho
JournalICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment
CitationMacieira, M., Mendonça, P. and Miranda Guedes, J.; "Membrane for rooftop extensions: an economical and environmentally efficient alternative", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Energy & Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE 2019), University of Minho, Guimarães, 16-17 May 2019; pp 213-219.
Abstract(s)Alternative solutions must be studied when the costs and weight of the constructive solution are inhibiting factors (for owners, designers, investors and different parties involved). The increasing importance given today to the environmental compatibility leads designers to combine both the use of energy efficient materials and technical solutions to maximize savings. Membrane building technologies are interesting alternatives in cases where the use of conventional/ traditional building options is limited, especially for its weight. This research intends to evaluate in what measure the membrane solutions can constitute an economical and environmental alternative to conventional rooftops extensions solutions, presenting a new outcome for the state of the art of lightweight design/ building applications field. For this, an old building from the 19th century, located in Porto (Portugal) was selected as case study and different solutions were applied to.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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