|Construction (including building materials)|
This area is for people interested in thermal products and processes related to construction industry. Click on the items below.
British Board of Agrement is an organisation partnered with UK Government providing certification and information on the performance of building products. Carry out laboratory and site inspections and factory production control.
Testo AG supply instrumentation for temperature and humidity measurement and have free illustrated industry guidance documents (pdf, in German) for temperature measurement in food, infrared measurement, management and calibration of traceable testing equipment and measurement of room climate. There are also general introductory application notes (pdf, in English) on temperature and humidity measurement.
AICO (Associazione Italiana Compositi fibrosi) promotes the development and application of fibre-reinforced polymers in the construction industry.
BPF (British Plastics Federation) is the leading trade association of the UK plastics industry.
BRE (Building Research Establishment) UK centre of expertise on buildings, construction, energy, environment, fire and risk. Provides research-based consultancy, testing and certification.
NIST BFRL (Building and Fire Research Laboratory) is concerned with developing the performance of construction materials and systems and aims to meet the measurement and standards needs of the Building and Fire Safety communities.
SFIC (Syndicat Français de l'Industrie Cimentière)represents French companies in the field of cement and related products.
TIMSA (Thermal Insulation Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, UK) represents all the major insulation manufacturers and many of the suppliers and distributors in the UK thermal insulation industry.
TNO Building and Construction Research conducts standard tests and one-off measurements and tests of new materials or constructions. The laboratory tests new structural concepts and offers building suppliers support for product and process innovation.
ZAE BAYERN (The Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research) develops and optimizes energy-efficient components and systems for building applications on the basis of innovative materials such as aerogels and phase change materials. Particular focuses of development are vacuum insulation panels and glazing, daylighting elements as aerogel glazing as well as passive cooling systems, e.g. regenerative cooling by way of radiative cooling and phase change materials.
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Thermal Imaging for Building Fabric Insulation Compliance (Thermal Network meeting held at NPL, February 2005). Contents (all pdf files downloadable from the NPL website):
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - B Anderson, BRE