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Alan aka cadalot
2011-07-31, 07:38 AM
Ralph Pullinger and I are looking at developing a UK Based System Wall Family Template, and we require your help. But in order to do so you will need a little background information and briefing on the kind of information we need to know, and our thoughts so far...

Pop over to http://cadalot-revitlearningcurve.blogspot.com/2011/07/revit-system-wall-families-uk.html and have a look at the background and starting point for this thread....

Q: What do you think of Ralphs proposed naming convention against that in GRBENU_Walls.rvt ?

Q: To me light weight blockwork is Aircrete, What is normal weight blockwork?

Q: Cavity or Air Gap?

Q: What actual wall configurations are you specifying on real schemes from all those offered by the block and thermal insulation manufacturers?

2011-08-01, 09:46 AM
Alan, Ralph,

Re providing examples of current wall construction in the UK. Would it help respondees and yourselves if the examples were supplied in a standard format. I am thinking of an excel sheet with columns for the relevant parts of a wall construction, that contributors could populate and send back to you, and thus contain the info in a format readily useful to you.

Brian Napper

Alan aka cadalot
2011-08-03, 06:29 PM
Not quite as easy as you think inless you have outer face / Core / Inner face because you can a single leaf of masonry or a cavity construction of some description. The list in the GRBENU_Walls is a good starting point.

I will have a play and come up with something that people can add too or select from but just letting us know what you are currently specifying would be really helpful



Alan aka cadalot
2011-08-10, 12:38 PM

See the Architecture Thread http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=132040 for an excel spreadsheet. starter for 10 - I'm not saying that the Key being currently used in the spreadsheet is what we will finally end up with but it's catch 22 we need to know how many different wall configurations are actually being used to see what we need in the system and how it will look like in the end.

Please add your wall configurations to this thread i.e. Here is a typical one from a recent scheme I worked on:-

25 x 125 Thermowood Cladding
42 x 42 Horizontal battens
21 x 50 Vertical battens
breather membrane
100mm medium density block
100mm cavity filled with mineral wool
100mm lighweight block
20mm Plaster