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Abstract: The purpose of this article was to investigate the thermal performance of light steel structures. Responsible and sustainable building practices are becoming the norm, and light steel can provide a good alternative to other construction materials. However, it is important that the finished building has good thermal management characteristics to reduce energy consumption. The authors of this study looked at the thermal characteristics of buildings fabricated from a combination of light steel and slag stone concrete. This concrete uses industrial byproducts and therefore is a sustainable alternative to traditional concretes. The thermal properties of slag stone concrete were measured and evaluated to determine how it could help to regulate the thermal environment of a light steel structured building.

Reference: Sustainable Cities and Society 6 (2013) 22–26

DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2012.07.004