A Sustainable And Innovative Construction System

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Title: A Sustainable And Innovative Construction System

Author(s): Guido Bregoli; Andrea Madini Moretti; Marco Parolari; Paolo Riva and Marco Santicoli

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 305

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 25.1-25.10

Keywords: carbon footprint (CFP), innovative construction system, shear-walls hysteretic behavior, shotcrete, sustainability

Date: 9/1/2015

Abstract:
The research aims at studying an innovative construction system (called S.E.Con. System1 - Sustainable Ecological Construction System) to realize sustainable buildings, having both acoustic and thermal high performance, in which the seismic-resistant structural elements are small reinforced concrete walls widely spread on the perimeter of the building and where all vertical structural and secondary elements (infill panels) are constructed using shotcrete. The results of experimental tests on a single story sample building and on structural walls, aimed to assess the structural, acoustic, and thermal insulation performances of the devised system, demonstrate that the system appears suitable for high seismicity areas, and that thermal and acoustic criteria set for passive constructions are met. Finally, an evaluation of the carbon footprint (CFP) has also been carried out, demonstrating a reduction of about 30% in the CFP of the construction system with respect to traditional construction systems.