Thermal Bridging in Concrete Sandwich Walls

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Title: Thermal Bridging in Concrete Sandwich Walls

Author(s): Taylor J. Sorensen, Robert J. Thomas, Sattar Dorafshan, and Marc Maguire

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 40

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 45-49

Keywords: wythe, connection, solid section, composite

Date: 10/1/2018

Abstract:
Commonly used details can result in significant heat loss and reduce thermal efficiency of concrete sandwich wall panel (SWP) systems. This article examines causes of heat loss in SWP construction, presents examples of thermally inefficient details, and discusses how these details can be modified for improved thermal efficiency.