During pre-design, Termobuild will work with all stakeholders to calculate the benefits of implementing hollow core concrete floors with our integrated ventilation design assist.
This will include modeling of the building’s climate zone characteristics, along with the proposed equipment and controls specifications for the building. Selecting components individually is no longer the optimal method of compiling an effective design specification.
Looking at the building from a holistic perspective is the better method for achieving optimal performance. TermoBuild will work with the preferred components of the architectural design team, while helping them to integrate these components into an effective, yet simplified, holistic design.
AT THE DESIGN PHASE
TermoBuild works with Architecture and Engineering firms to integrate the TermoBuild Design Assist add-on into the design of the building using the architect’s preferred equipment specification. During this phase, TermoBuild will identify equipment (e.g. the HVAC system) that can be reduced to account for the increased thermal capacity of the building.
This cost avoidance process will reduce CAPEX for the project; more than covering TermoBuild’s fees for the design assist. This CAPEX savings can be used to decrease the overall project cost for budget minded clients (budget remediation), or to upgrade other building components or ECMs.
Identify areas of simplification and cost savings.
Design assist of pairing “smart” floors with HVAC
Permit, Tender and Construction Documentation
Permitting clarifications as required
AT THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE
TermoBuild’s engineers will work onsite to direct the implementation of minor modifications to the hollow core slabs and monitor their installation. The modification process is necessary to create an air loop inside the slab for thermally active energy storage, as well as to create openings for the air diffuser and the branch duct connector to the standard HVAC system.
These modifications must be done accurately, but they are relatively simple. After initial guidance, the modifications become a repetitive process that can be set up like an assembly line. Alternately, the concrete contractor can manufacture the slabs according to TermoBuild’s design specifications. Cast in place concrete can also be used.