Load limit and building physics
Requirements for modern ecological construction
Responsibility for future generations forces us to be much more careful with raw materials and resources and to protect the environment and life. Ecology has become an important measure of the value of our actions.
In addition to load-bearing capacity, building physics must now be given much greater attention. In particular, these are requirements for
- Heat protection
- Sound insulation
- Fire protection
In addition to the static requirements for the building material to be used for a house, its thermal insulation properties are of particular interest. The Energy Savings Ordinance 2009 is only one step along this path. With regard to the masonry, it demands an approach that confirms the advantages of the KLB construction kit: the differentiated use of coordinated, environmentally compatible building products that complement each other in terms of their structural-physical advantages and a homogeneous thermal shell that is applied to the entire building.
Moisture protection should be seen in connection with thermal insulation, as moisture has a particularly negative influence on the thermal insulation of the building components and the room climate. The use of dry building materials that have little capillary suction, like blocks from the KLB modular construction system, must be given preference.
Noise protection is another important factor in addition to the required heat protection. Noise emissions from trade, traffic and recreation have become serious hazards, which impact the psyche of the individual and can cause them to become sick. KLB has the proper block for every application area here as well.
However, fire protection must not be left out either, as KLB products are not flammable and safely protect people and animals as well as property and usually allow reconstruction without prior complete teardown.
The required use of the proper building material at the proper place, the required tightness of the building envelope as well as the knowledge of requirements of tomorrow raise many questions for planners, building contractors and developers, such as :
- Will we live in zero-energy houses tomorrow and can this still be financed?
- How do you live in such building structures?
- How about the maintenance and the follow-up costs?
In the pursuit of the highest degree of living comfort the above-mentioned points are gaining increasing significance. Despite all efforts, life in the built space, the third skin of man, must not become a nightmare in an artificial climate.