publication . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . Conference object . 2008

Prefabricated EPS Elements used as Strip Foundation of a Single-family House with a Double Brick Wall

Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Country: Denmark
A new prefabricated lightweight element was designed for a strip foundation that was demonstrated on site as the base of a single-family house with a double brick wall. The element was placed on a stable surface underneath the top soil layer, just 0.25 m underneath the finished ground surface. The prefabricated element was designed to fulfil the requirements of low energy consumption required by the new Danish Building Regulations. The base of the house was cast in one working operation and completed within two working days. The element, made of expanded polystyrene, was designed to be handled on site by one man. A non-freezing ground was established by using ou...
free text keywords: Building envelope, EPS, Prefabricated elements, Strip foundation, Double brick wall, Single-family house, non-freezing ground
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