Building-System-Anatomy …

An energy-efficient-building project must be worked wholistically as a system to be designed and built cost-effectively in a timely manner!

Selecting the right building system sets the appropriate tone for things to follow.


No no ... don't worry! I am not going to bore you with more of the anatomy of the building-system, load calculations and stress analysis -- this is just to present to you pictorially what is going on behind the scenes.

An energy efficient building should ...

  • be structurally sound
  • be functional
  • be cost-effective
  • provide good insulation
  • provide healthy conditions
  • allow minimum air-infiltration
  • be resistant to natural hazards
  • ...

How does one go about working the energy efficient building system?
Ah ... working the
Top Ten List with D E D I CA T I O N ... oh didn't mean to shout -- just wanted to emphasize the point that this is how we create the needed synergy for successful execution of an energy efficient building project.

Let us look at the major materials, typical-configurations and key-characteristics of such a building-system ...

Concrete In-Situ Concrete Field Built
Wood Precast Concrete Shop Built
Steel Wood Stud (Stick) Combo: Shop & Field
Plastics Metal Stud -- Steel Stud (Stick) Panelized
Straw Bale Wood Frame / Truss Tilt-Up
Adobe Steel Frame / Truss Laminate Construction
Autoclaved Concrete Light Gage Steel Structurally Adhesed
Grancrete ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) Pressed
... SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) Engineered Lumber
... ... Stressed Skin Construction
... ... ...
... ... ...

It behoves all of us to use energy wisely. And with the enormous increase in energy prices, it also makes economic sense. Then we study the constituent parts of the whole system step by step in a systematic manner.

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  • Building-System
  • Foundation
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  • Floors
  • Roof
  • ....
  • ....

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