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Title: Foundation Design Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide information that will enable designers, builders, and homeowners to understand foundation design problems and solutions. The foundation of a house is a somewhat invisible and sometimes ignored component of the building. It is increasingly evident, however, that attention to good foundation design and construction has significant benefits to the homeowner and the builder, and can avoid some serious future problems. Good foundation design and construction practice means not only insulating to save energy, but also providing effective structural design as well as moisture, termite, and radon control techniques where appropriate.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota
  2. Cold Climate Housing Program, University of Minnesota
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1125016
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2014/70
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Orgs:
Cold Climate Housing Program, University of Minnesota; Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ROOFS; WALLS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY Building Envelope; Energy Efficiency; Building Structural Design