Structure, energy and cost efficiency evaluation of three different lightweight construction systems used in low-rise residential buildings

Naji S., Çelik O. C. , Alengaram U. J. , Jumaat M. Z. , Shamshirband S.

ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, vol.84, pp.727-739, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.009
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.727-739


This article presents the analysis of the structure, energy and cost efficiency of three lightweight structural systems - wood light frames (WLF), lightweight steel frames (LGSF) and 3D sandwich (3DSP) - panels during their useful life. The structural systems focussed upon in this study are commonly used in Eastern Europe with specific reference to Turkey. The structural analysis and design was carried out using ETABS while EnergyPlus was used in the analysis of the energy consumption of the buildings.