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Cattell, D W, Bowen, P A and Kaka, A P (2010) The risks of unbalanced bidding. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 333–44.

Crosthwaite, D (2000) The international performance of British construction companies 1990-1996. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 280–90.

Cui, Q, Hastak, M and Halpin, D (2010) Systems analysis of project cash flow management strategies. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 361–76.

Dainty, A R J, Bagilhole, B M and Neale, R H (2000) Computer aided analysis of qualitative data in construction management research. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 226–33.

Dulaimi, M F, Alhashemi, M, Ling, F Y Y and Kumaraswamy, M (2010) The execution of public-private partnership projects in the UAE. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 393–402.

Gage, S A and Graham, J M R (2000) Static split duct roof ventilators. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 234–44.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: natural ventilation; ventilators; ducts; wind; alternative technology
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=3q8xnrvkub6qg6bl
  • Abstract:
    Split-duct roof ventilators or windcatchers are used to provide both supply and extract ventilation to the spaces that they serve. However, buildings are often erected in conditions where there is no prevailing wind direction. An investigation into four and six segment windcatchers to determine their relative performances under different wind conditions was undertaken using scale models in a wind tunnel. Conclusions indicate that six segment windcatchers have a more predictable, reliable performance in uncertain or variable wind conditions. However, a four- segment windcatcher that is orientated 45 degrees to the prevailing wind will generate the highest-pressure differences and consequently the highest duct speeds in an installation. Further work on strategies for windless conditions are summarized, and scope for further research is indicated.

Galbraith, G H, Guo, J S and McLean, R C (2000) The effect of temperature on the moisture permeability of building materials. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 245–59.

Hallowell, M (2010) Safety risk perception in construction companies in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 403–13.

Lai, I K W and Lam, F K S (2010) Perception of various performance criteria by stakeholders in the construction sector in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 377–91.

Lai, J H K (2010) Operation and maintenance budgeting for commercial buildings in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 415–27.

Li, C Q (2000) A method for reliability-based economic design of building structures. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 260–7.

Nicholas, J, Holt, G D and Harris, P T (2000) Suppliers' debt collection and contractor creditworthiness evaluation. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 268–79.

Raisbeck, P, Duffield, C and Xu, M (2010) Comparative performance of PPPs and traditional procurement in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 345–59.