Integrated floor systems, based on an industrial, flexible and dismountable design approach for building structures

F. Herwijnen, van

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The requirements of building structures are likely to change during their functional working life. Therefore designers of building structures should strive for the best possible match between design working life, technical service life (TSL) and functional working life (FWL). Industrial, Flexible and Dismountable (IFD) building is defined and presented as a design approach for building structures to deal with these aspects. The IFD design approach leads among others to integration and independence of disciplines. This will be shown by three existing integrated floor systems: the steel IDES-floor, the concrete Wing floor and the composite Infra+ floor. The objective of a research project, carried out at the University of Technology Eindhoven, was to develop a new sustainable lightweight integrated timber floor system, that fulfils modern comfort criteria regarding vibrations, acoustics and fire safety. The second part of the paper describes the composition of the integrated timber floor system and focuses on the dynamic behaviour (sound insulation and vibration) and fire safety of this lightweight floor system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTUE-COUT Researchdag 2006; Constructief Ontwerpen en Uitvoeringstechniek; 20 jaar Researchdag: verleden, heden en toekomst (Syllabus)
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Eventconference; TUE-COUT Researchdag 2006 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


Conferenceconference; TUE-COUT Researchdag 2006
Period1/01/06 → …
OtherTUE-COUT Researchdag 2006


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