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The use of Building Technology to support Disaster Resilience: The case study of Air Shelter House

Abstract

This paper reports on a study to investigate the feasibility of Thermal Reflective Multi-layer System (TRMS) as support for Disaster Resilience. It is an innovative insulation system, developed from space engineering studies, lightweight and is characterized by a thermal conductivity of 0.038 W/mK, making it a strong candidate for inexpensive shelter after disaster design. One of the results of this study is a proposal for the Air Shelter House (ASH), a new concept design of a shelter based on TRMS. The combined use of TRMS with low cost building materials and a 3D printer system for the construction joints provides a good comprise of building cost and energy efficiency performance. Such an innovative design supports disaster resilience during response, reconstruction and mitigation phases and is suitable for a wide variety of cultural and environmental situations where energy efficiency is important.

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Authors

Pusceddu, C
Blumberg, G
Salvalai, G
Imperadori, M

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of the Built Environment

Dates

Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-04-12


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