Accession Number : ADA294626

Title :   Development of a Cost-Effective Demountable Interior Wall System Using Innovative Designs and Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

PDF Url : ADA294626

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Under the Construction Productivity Advancement Program (CPAR) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strives to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the U.S. construction industry by partnering with the commercial sector to develop new construction technologies. During renovation or demolition, for example, when a conventional partition wall made of studs and gypsum drywall is demolished, most, if not all, of the materials are discarded as waste. In such cases, a demountable, relocatable wall system built from reusable or recyclable components may offer a more productive, efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative to traditional construction methods. In this study, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), in cooperation with Williams Building Diagnostics, Inc., refined and validated the original patent concepts of the Building Assembly System (BAS), a demountable and relocatable interior wall partition system. Innovative BAS systems were constructed and tested fiber performance and cost competitiveness as compared to conventional drywall systems. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WALLS, *CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, COMPETITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEMOLITION, BUILDINGS, DEFLECTION, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), CONSTRUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY, GYPSUM, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), FASTENINGS, STUDS(STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS).

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE