sustainable construction

WNF - Zeist
WNF - Zeist
Sustainable construction is ‘striving for sustainable development through a combination of sound, environmentally aware, functional and economically viable planning, design, construction and management’. Sustainable construction generally has four perspectives: flexibility, integrated chain management, energy saving/alternative sources and promoting quality.
Posbank - Rheden
Posbank - Rheden
The flexibility of buildings is generally determined by the load-bearing structure: the greater the structural flexibility, the longer the technical and functional life of the building.
Office ABT - Delft
Office ABT - Delft
Structural factors that contribute to the functional flexibility of accommodation include the opportunity to add extra staircases or recesses later on, the dimensioning of a structure to allow for the addition of more storeys at a later stage and the distribution of structural and non-structural parts. The degree of function is decided with the client in advance by relating anticipated changes to the cost of implementing them.