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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Concrete Houses Conserve Energy,
Author(s): Joseph A. Dobrowolski
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 27-31
Keywords: anchorage (structural); cement pastes;
concrete construction; energy methods; fire
resistance; joints (junctions); insulating concretes;
polyurethane resins; precast concrete; residential
Abstract:The use of exterior sprayed-on insulation and portland cement plaster produces an attractive precast wall panel residence which is capable of effi-cient use of solar and thermal energy by storage in the concrete panels until required. The cavelike in-terior environment created by omission of floor insula-tion leads to better control on the use of thermal energy and lower requirements for equipment. Construction and design are described.
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