This project reviewed current standards and practice for the design, manufacture and assembly of built-up walls. The aim of the project was to produce a best practice guide for industry.
Built-up (layered) walls have been used successfully for centuries but recent advances in materials and the scale of these constructions has thrown up many technical questions and a number of walls have failed to deliver the intended performance.
The study considered the many forms of built-up wall construction and all aspects of performance including:
- Air permeability
- Structural performance
- Thermal performance
The study also considered the design and construction process including roles and responsibilities.