Aspects of the use of effective insulation systems in solving technological, social and environmental problems are considered. It is emphasized that the application of the developed insulation systems is possible in the construction of any type of low-rise buildings in any climatic region. The heat resistance of the insulation components of building structures with different types of insulation sheet joints was evaluated. The possibility of installing seamless insulation coatings based on polyethylene foam using lock joints with subsequent welding of individual sheets with hot air was considered. The expediency of using polyethylene foam in floating floors with a monolithic floor screed or with a protective layer, as well as in the insulation systems of frame cottages and the insulation of frameless warehouses and hangars. Examples of work on the insulation of facades of frame cottages and frameless hangars are given. The results of studying the condition of wooden frame cottage buildings after five years of operation are presented.
Options for developing an effective insulation shell for extreme temperature conditions are considered. From the point of view of resistance to low and variable temperatures, stress strength and water absorption, polyethylene foam insulation shells are quite applicable to insulation systems. We study the experience of using seamless polyethylene shells in stationary and mobile residential modules operated in the Arctic region, as well as in insulation systems based on the principle of a "thermal blanket" to preserve snow used in ski resorts, when storing snow, it is covered with rolled polyethylene foam with a mechanical connection of sheets followed by a tent cover
This edition of Procedia Computer Science represents the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Knowledge - Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2019), organised by KES International and held at the Danubius Health Spa Resort, Budapest over 4-6 September 2019. KES 2019 was the 23rd event in a series of broad-spectrum intelligent systems conferences first held in Adelaide, Australia in 1997. The main aim of this KES conference series is to provide an internationally respected forum for the dissemination of research results and the discussion of issues relating to the theory, technologies and applications of intelligent engineering and information systems. This truly international conference attracted submissions from a substantial number of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, who submitted their papers to three general tracks, one thematic track and 34 special sessions on specific topics. A large number of submissions was received and each paper was peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. From them, 274 high-quality papers were accepted for oral presentation and publication in Procedia Computer Science, submitted for indexing in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Scopus. The conference chairs would like to express their gratitude to the Keynote Speakers: Prof Dana Barry, Clarkson University, USA, title of talk: 'STEM and ICT Education in Intelligent Environments'; Dr Carlos Toro, ARTC (Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre) - A*Star, Singapore, title of talk: 'Smart Manufacturing coming of age'; Prof Katsutoshi Yada, Kansai University, Japan, title of talk: 'Sensor Marketing and Data Mining'; Prof Cecilia Zanni-Merk, INSA Rouen Normandie / LITIS Laboratory, France, title of talk 'On the need of an Explainable Artificial Intelligence'; and Prof Sergey Zykov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, title of talk: 'IT Crisisology: the New Discipline for Managing Software Development in Crisis'. We would like to acknowledge also the Programme Co-Chairs, the General Track Chairs, the International Programme Committee members and reviewers for their valuable efforts in the review process, helping us to guarantee the highest quality possible for the conference. We would also like to thank the organisers and chairs of the special sessions which make an essential contribution to the success of the conference. Lastly, we would like to thank all the authors, presenters and delegates for their valuable contribution in making this an extraordinary event. KES International hopes and intends that KES2019 will make a significant contribution to international research collaboration and understanding, an essential task for the promotion of scientific joint work and excellence.
This collection of articles is presented to the reader in the framework of systems studies of elections as a class of service systems vital for democratic societies. Fundamentals of engineering systems, including those of systems servicing large customers such as electorates in local and national elections, are developed and studied at the Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals, a part of the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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