Application of Dry Walls in Residential Houses: A buildable system

Wan Abdullah Zawawi, Noor Amila and Shafiq, N. and Kamaruddin,, I (2003) Application of Dry Walls in Residential Houses: A buildable system. In: Fifth Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering & Construction Conference, 26-28 August 2003, Johor Bahru, Johor.

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Flexibility, durability, cost-effectiveness and buildability are the major criteria in the value based construction and design of residential houses, which is the current approach emerging in the industry. Flexibility in the construction of wall system is an important concern to home-owners in relocating the walls to suit their chaning needs. Dry walls system, which are finished with paint or tiles, are easy to install, durable, well insulated and would be the preferred option in residential development to meet the requirements of value-based design. a case study based on seven types of dry wall systems is presented. These walls can be removed and replaced with relative ease and minimal mess compared to the conventioanl brick wall, and hence most buildable system, which may add value to the construction of masss-scale housing development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dry walls, buildable design, partition wall, fire rating, sound insulation
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Megacities
Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: AP Dr Noor Amila Wan Abdullah Zawawi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:27

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