Monitoring as a tool for sustainable buildings

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Conference2nd Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures - Sustainability of Civil Engineering Structures: 20 May 2008, Hamilton, Ontario
Pages115131; # of pages: 17
Subjectin-situ monitoring, building envelope, hygrothermal performance, structure movement, sustainable
AbstractThis paper discusses the use of instrumentation to monitor building envelope performance. It reports on the installation of 190 sensors located at various locations in the composite masonry/concrete exterior walls of the Peace Tower of Canada's parliament to monitor hygrothermal and structural movements. The paper presents early monitoring results and their role in identifying envelope areas requiring priority conservation measures, and improving design and maintenance guidelines for other similar building envelopes.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50436
NPARC number20377642
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