Building science for a cold climate

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Physical description440 p.
AbstractRegarded by many as the definitive work on building in cold climates when it was first published in 1983, this book is still highly relevant today. The 440-page book systematically explains how the fundamental principles of physical science apply to building in Canada. The authors illustrate how various building approaches and materials affect the performance of buildings and their parts. Topics include heat transfer, solar radiation, wind, air leakage and ventilation, and water and buildings. The authors have employed numerous equations and illustrations to complement their information and have included references at the end of each chapter for those who wish to investigate certain areas further. Building Science for a Cold Climate serves as an excellent text for those in training and would be equally at home on the reference shelf of even the most seasoned construction professional.
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PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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Reprinted by the Construction Technology Centre Atlantic, Incorporated
Peer reviewedYes
NRC numberNRCC 39017
NPARC number20330634
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Record created2012-07-18
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