STRUCTURAL WOOD

Green building is a way of constructing or renovating a building in the most ecological way possible, integrating and optimizing the use of natural materials with construction techniques that reduce the energy impact and thus obtain a low-consumption, healthy home for those who live there.

The XLAM wood used for the structure of Urban-Bio buildings, both for its technical characteristics and for its pleasant appearance, responds satisfactorily and efficiently to the Human House philosophy. It is important for the health of our body and mind to surround ourselves with healthy buildings, being embraced and protected by warm and welcoming living shells which recall the ancestral feeling of pleasure experienced in the womb.

It is important to clarify that wood is the supporting core of the building but is not directly exposed to external agents as it is covered by a structure that protects it from bad weather, mould and insect attacks. Moreover, wood is an extremely durable and moisture-resistant material, just think of the wooden buildings dating back to the Middle Ages with their immortal resistance or that most of the city of Venice stands on a wooden poles as do the Central Station and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.

1 – Painting.
2 – Double slab wall coating (normal and fibrate).
3 – Anti-vibration cladding on bearing frame.
4 – C-shaped bearing frame profile.
5 – Insulant (stone wool).
6 – Anti-vibration cladding on bearing frame.
7 – XLAM panel.
8 – Façade insulation through wood fiber/stone wool.
9 – Corner protector.
10 – Plaster mesh.
11 – Levelling (two layers).
12 – Façade final layer (intonachino).

DRYWALL SYSTEM

Dry processing is an integral part of the specific Urban-Bio construction system, which, unlike wet systems, does not involve the use of water in the construction process or connecting materials that need to strengthen after laying, such as adhesives or sealants.
Urban-Bio, in housing construction or renovation, applies the dry solution in the internal partition and perimeter walls, with laminated materials assembled on a frame of steel, plasterboard and gypsum fibre sheets, filled in the cavity with rock wool.

The advantage of dry construction techniques consists in optimizing construction times and costs, in high energy saving thanks to the high thermal efficiency and the reduced acoustic impact. Moreover, they are more ecofriendly systems, as the elements, thanks to their easy assembly-disassembly, can be recycled, replaced or reused.

Generally in Italy buildings, especially residential ones, are almost always constructed using wet technology, using bricks joined by mortar and/or reinforced concrete. Urban-Bio is a forerunner in our country in the use of alternative construction techniques, also in the construction and use in its building of dry-floor screeds.

INSULATION SYSTEM

The heat and sound insulation component is efficiently provided thanks to the excellent noble performance of the structural wood: its thermal conductivity coefficient, with the same thickness, is one third that of brick and one tenth that of concrete. As no thermal bridges are created, which generate condensation and dispersion, the energy performance and the living comfort of the structure improve considerably.

Thanks to the elasticity and intrinsic porosity of the material, the wooden beams transmit fewer vibrations to the structure than concrete and steel.

The insulation capacity of the Human House is also strengthened externally through the use of rock wool or fiberglass applied to the perimeter walls as cladding, or through the use of performing techniques such as ventilated walls.

Internally, the cladding and saturation filling of the walls with medium-density rock wool complete the insulation function.

STATE OF THE ART PLANT ENGINEERING

The goal of the Human House is to make people feel safe thanks to a complete and integrated service of advanced plant design, preferring a single electricity supplier. We develop vast, high quality and technologically valuable proposals, able to simplify our daily gestures through home automation systems.

Particular attention is paid to consumption and sustainability, for this reason, where possible, we choose renewable energy resources to produce heating and cooling for the air and water, thanks to the use of photovoltaic panels and inverters, as well as solar collectors. We like to keep up with technology trends and with one foot in the future; the recent cooling techniques with heat pumps and VMC are a standard for us.

The revolution at the top of heat exchange technology is, instead, the innovative electric floor heating made with amorphous metal tape. This latter product allows us to heat rooms and surfaces naturally and at low costs.