Evolution of the insulated wood-frame wall in Canada

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ConferenceBuilding Research Worldwide : Proceedings of the 8th CIB Congress: 1980-06, Oslo, Norway
Pages434438; # of pages: 5
Subjectwalls; wood frame construction; energy conservation; building insulating; north america; Air and vapour barriers; mur; construction a ossature de bois; conservation de l'energie; isolation des constructions; amerique du nord
AbstractWood-frame walls based on 2-in. x 4-in. (50 mm x 100 mm) framing have been the most common form of construction in single-family dwellings in Canada. Over the past six decades much attention has been given to thermal insulation, vapour barriers and air leakage with corresponding changes in requirements and practices, whenever concern for energy conservation has arisen. The various stages in this development, linking field experience to laboratory studies, are outlined as a basis for current appraisal of wall-design principles, practices and performance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18698
NPARC number20378429
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