Field study of thermal performance of exterior steel frame walls

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSpecification Associate
ISSN0038-691X
Volume13
Issue6
Pages2135; # of pages: 15
Subjectwalls; thermal properties; steel; high rise buildings; Walls; mur; propriete thermique; acier; construction elevee
AbstractIn the past five years, a number of high-rise apartment buildings have been erected in Western Canada that incorporate non-loadbearing exterior steel frame walls. Steel-stud manufacturers have recently been pressing for the acceptance of these walls for more general use in residential construction. A major consideration in determining the acceptability of steel wall systems for cold- weather regions is their thermal performance. In order to provide a rational basis for acceptance and to assist the designers of steel wall systems, the Division of Building Research undertook laboratory and field investigations on the thermal performance of steel frame walls. The results of the field investigation on a number of existing buildings are presented in this paper.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-514
NRC number12443
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NPARC number20374439
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