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Purpose – The construction industry has focused on operational and embodied energy of buildings as a way of becoming more sustainable, however, with more emphasis on the former. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the impact that embodied energy of construction materials can have on the...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the general progress of Building Maintenance knowledge, to ascertain the growth of the whole body of literary production, and to determine which research lines may require further development. Design/methodology/approach – Using several means of...
Purpose – The complexity of the construction standards affects the relevance between the system internal elements. Therefore, research on the systematic effect can make the construction activities get the optimum benefit. The purpose of this paper is to discuss these issues....
Purpose – Households account for 27 per cent of the UK's total CO 2 emissions therefore addressing housing energy efficiency has become a priority. Low‐zero carbon technologies (LZCTs) for both new‐build and the existing housing stock are one mechanism to reduce CO 2 . A gap in previous research...
Purpose – Salt weathering is one of the most common agents of decay of Central Asian earthen sites and is in function of water evaporation from the wall surface. Soon after excavation the earthen walls and the stupa of the Buddhist temple of Ajina Tepa (seventh‐eighth century AD ) started to...
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