3.5.10 Heat Transfer between Thermal Blocks

Partition Name

Applicability

All partitions, optional

Definition

A unique name or code that relates the partition to the construction documents.

Units

Text, unique

Input Restrictions

The text should provide a key to the construction documents.

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Partition Geometry

Applicability

All partitions

Definition

A geometric construct that defines the position and size of partitions that separate one thermal block from another. The construct shall identify the thermal blocks on each side of the partition. Since solar gains are not generally significant for interior partitions, the geometry of partitions is sometimes specified as just an area along with identification of the thermal blocks on each side.

Units

Data structure: surface with additional information identifying the two thermal blocks that the partition separates.

Input Restrictions

No restrictions other than agreement with the construction documents

Baseline Rules

The geometry of partitions in the baseline building shall be identical to the proposed design.

 

Partition Construction

Applicability

All partitions

Definition

A description of the construction assembly for the partition

Units

Data structure: construction assembly

Input Restrictions

No restrictions other than the need for agreement with the construction documents

Baseline Rules

Partitions in the baseline building shall be steel framed walls with 5/8 in. gypsum board on each side.