This paper aims to report on a study to investigate the feasibility of thermal reflective multi-layer system (TRMS) as support for disaster resilience.
It is an innovative insulation system, developed from space engineering studies, is lightweight and is characterised by a thermal conductivity of 0.038 W/mK, making it a strong candidate for inexpensive shelter after disaster design.
One of the results of this study is a proposal for the air shelter house, a new concept design of a shelter based on TRMS.
The combined use of TRMS with the low cost of building materials and a 3D printer system for the construction joints provides a good compromise between building cost and energy efficiency performance. Such an innovative design supports disaster resilience during response, reconstruction and mitigation phases, and it is suitable for a wide variety of cultural and environmental situations where energy efficiency is important.
Pusceddu, C., Blumberg, G., Salvalai, G. and Imperadori, M. (2017), "The use of building technology to support disaster resilience: the case study of air shelter house", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 8 No. 02, pp. 139-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2015-0057
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