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Architectural Engineering Competition - FreeGreen.com “Who's next?”

Pihl, Andre (2010)
Civil Engineering - Architecture (BSc)
Abstract
Construction engineers involved in building design at an early stage is something I think should prevent errors later during the construction process. In my study I wanted to examine a construction engineer's ability to act as both an architect and engineer in an architectural competition. I wanted to participate in an architectural competition which is contemporary and focus on energy efficiency of a high standard, such as a passive house. The contest was organized by an American company called Free Green and I chose to locate my building in California. A Passive house philosophy is to take advantage of the heat generated by humans, domestic appliances and the solar heat generated by windows and doors. The Building should also be as... (More)
Construction engineers involved in building design at an early stage is something I think should prevent errors later during the construction process. In my study I wanted to examine a construction engineer's ability to act as both an architect and engineer in an architectural competition. I wanted to participate in an architectural competition which is contemporary and focus on energy efficiency of a high standard, such as a passive house. The contest was organized by an American company called Free Green and I chose to locate my building in California. A Passive house philosophy is to take advantage of the heat generated by humans, domestic appliances and the solar heat generated by windows and doors. The Building should also be as airtight as possible and avoid the heat losses in the walls and roof. With a passive house it’s possible to reduce the energy consumption a lot and thus reduces energy costs. The advantages of a passive house are many but there are also difficulties on the way to complete successive passive house. In my report I will write about some of these advantages and disadvantages. During the competition, I have also been aware of the clear difference between the problems of passive houses in Sweden and the USA (California), especially the energy problems that exist. The main difference is that in Sweden it's about preserving the heat inside and in California it is rather the question of how to cool their homes, and how to protect the dwelling from the sun when needed. As an architect and engineer I think that the demand for passive houses in America is small but likely to increase within a near future. In addition, it is difficult to produce a house as construction engineer from the bottom ground. The lack of training and experience in architecture is significance. But the benefits are simple, technologies such as solar panels and effective ventilation systems can be integrated in an early stage of the construction process. And through this step prevent major errors occur in the construction of walls and roof. (Less)
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Pihl, Andre
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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architecture, construction engineer, energy efficiency, passive house
language
Swedish
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1621746
date added to LUP
2010-06-22 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Construction engineers involved in building design at an early stage is something I think should prevent errors later during the construction process. In my study I wanted to examine a construction engineer's ability to act as both an architect and engineer in an architectural competition. I wanted to participate in an architectural competition which is contemporary and focus on energy efficiency of a high standard, such as a passive house. The contest was organized by an American company called Free Green and I chose to locate my building in California. A Passive house philosophy is to take advantage of the heat generated by humans, domestic appliances and the solar heat generated by windows and doors. The Building should also be as airtight as possible and avoid the heat losses in the walls and roof. With a passive house it’s possible to reduce the energy consumption a lot and thus reduces energy costs. The advantages of a passive house are many but there are also difficulties on the way to complete successive passive house. In my report I will write about some of these advantages and disadvantages. During the competition, I have also been aware of the clear difference between the problems of passive houses in Sweden and the USA (California), especially the energy problems that exist. The main difference is that in Sweden it's about preserving the heat inside and in California it is rather the question of how to cool their homes, and how to protect the dwelling from the sun when needed. As an architect and engineer I think that the demand for passive houses in America is small but likely to increase within a near future. In addition, it is difficult to produce a house as construction engineer from the bottom ground. The lack of training and experience in architecture is significance. But the benefits are simple, technologies such as solar panels and effective ventilation systems can be integrated in an early stage of the construction process. And through this step prevent major errors occur in the construction of walls and roof.},
  author       = {Pihl, Andre},
  keyword      = {architecture,construction engineer,energy efficiency,passive house},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Architectural Engineering Competition - FreeGreen.com “Who's next?”},
  year         = {2010},
}