EP2990558B1 - Wall building system and method for builing said wall system - Google Patents

Wall building system and method for builing said wall system Download PDF

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EP2990558B1
EP2990558B1 EP14182688.3A EP14182688A EP2990558B1 EP 2990558 B1 EP2990558 B1 EP 2990558B1 EP 14182688 A EP14182688 A EP 14182688A EP 2990558 B1 EP2990558 B1 EP 2990558B1
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04CSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS
    • E04C1/00Building elements of block or other shape for the construction of parts of buildings
    • E04C1/39Building elements of block or other shape for the construction of parts of buildings characterised by special adaptations, e.g. serving for locating conduits, for forming soffits, cornices, or shelves, for fixing wall-plates or door-frames, for claustra
    • E04C1/397Building elements of block or other shape for the construction of parts of buildings characterised by special adaptations, e.g. serving for locating conduits, for forming soffits, cornices, or shelves, for fixing wall-plates or door-frames, for claustra serving for locating conduits
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B2/00Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls
    • E04B2/02Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls built-up from layers of building elements
    • E04B2/28Walls having cavities between, but not in, the elements; Walls of elements each consisting of two or more parts kept in distance by means of spacers, all parts being solid
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B2/00Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls
    • E04B2/02Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls built-up from layers of building elements
    • E04B2/28Walls having cavities between, but not in, the elements; Walls of elements each consisting of two or more parts kept in distance by means of spacers, all parts being solid
    • E04B2/36Walls having cavities between, but not in, the elements; Walls of elements each consisting of two or more parts kept in distance by means of spacers, all parts being solid using elements having a general shape differing from that of a parallelepiped
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B2/00Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls
    • E04B2/02Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls built-up from layers of building elements
    • E04B2002/0256Special features of building elements
    • E04B2002/0265Building elements for making arcuate walls

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention generally relates to building construction, and particularly to a wall building system and method that includes a block for building walls and other structures without the use of mortar or other binding adhesives.
  • 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART
  • Most building blocks used for wall construction and the like are made of brick, concrete, terra cotta, etc. and employ an adhesive, such as mortar, to bind the blocks together to form the wall structure. The applied architectural techniques utilized in this form of construction are labor-intensive, require extensive planning, and are relatively expensive. Recently, prefabricated building blocks made of composite materials have been utilized in an effort to minimize both labor and material costs. The construction industry would certainly welcome an improved composite building block having a specifically designed profile that would enhance building techniques, lower expenses and permit easily assembled wall prototypes. This also allows, for the first time, the opportunity to prototype a full house in a showroom, for example. Thus, a wall building system according to claim 1 and method according to claim 5 solving the aforementioned problems is desired.
  • US 5,802,797 A discloses a masonry system comprising a plurality of bricks connected vertically by sticking each brick on top of each other and connecting horizontally by placing respective bricks adjacent to each other to form the masonry system. Each brick including a core connecting a front face and a rear face, and side faces and, a top bed face, a bottom bed face and grooves extending around the respective parameter of the brick. The grooves are inwardly spaced from and extending in parallel to the front face and the rear face.
  • US 738, 643 A discloses a wall which is produced by a plurality of superimposed building blocks including upper and lower faces, corresponding end faces and inner face and an exterior face. Each building block further includes two connecting grooves extending around the perimeter of the building block and a core connecting an inner face to the exterior face.
  • US 2010/236179 A1 discloses a building structure bricked by a plurality of building blocks. Each building block has a first and second exterior wall, facing each other and spaced from each other in back and fourth directions. Additionally each building block comprises a connection portion connecting the first and the second exterior walls to each other and leakage preventing grooves which are respectively formed at outer peripheries of the first and second exterior walls.
  • Moreover, US 2010/095628 A1 discloses a wall system and a single masonry block having a first block member including an outer face member and a second block member comprising an inner face member. The first and the second block member are connected to each other via a connecting element like a core member extending between the block members. Masonry block additionally comprises grooves defining horizontal and vertical portions thereof extending along the perimeter of the block members respectively. US5921046A discloses a further wall building system according to the state of the art.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The wall building system is based upon a block for building walls and other structures. Although composite material is preferred, the block may be fabricated from a single material, if suitable. The block is formed with an external face member and an internal face member connected by an inner core, which has an outer surface formed with a concave profile. The block is fabricated in one piece to enhance strength and stability. Each face is provided with a continuous groove therearound. The continuous grooves are adapted to receive locking elements therein to interlock the blocks. Utilizing a locking element eliminates the need for binding compounds, such as mortar, thereby greatly reducing labor and material costs. This arrangement allows a prototype wall up to three stories high to be built without the need for any additional supporting structure. When the blocks are assembled, the configuration of the inner core will define channels and passages between the respective blocks to receive electrical wiring, plumbing conduits, and other utility items therethrough. The block is fabricated from materials that have good insulating qualities, thereby allowing the block to be effectively employed in hot, cold, and humid environments. The internal profile of the blocks is compatible for wooden, steel, or concrete skeletal structure.
  • Accordingly, the invention presents prefabricated construction blocks that are easy to assemble and allow the use of a dry-build method, thereby eliminating the need for adhesive binders. The blocks are sturdy and comply with international building codes. The blocks can be designed and fabricated in various shapes and sizes such that different architectural styles can be effectively accommodated. Alternative surfaces, such as wood, steel, or leather, could be applied. The invention provides for improved elements thereof in an arrangement for the purposes described that are inexpensive, dependable and fully effective in accomplishing their intended purposes.
  • These and other features of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
    • Fig. 1 is an environmental, perspective view of a portion of a wall constructed in accordance with a wall building system and method according to the present invention.
    • Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a partial wall constructed in accordance with a wall building system and method according to the present invention, shown partially in section to show details thereof.
    • Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a rectangular building block in a wall building system and method according to the present invention.
    • Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a partial wall constructed with triangular-shaped building blocks in accordance with a wall building system and method according to the present invention.
    • Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a partial wall constructed with curved and circular building blocks in accordance with a wall building system and method according to the present invention.
    • Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a building block having concave faces in a wall building system and method according to the present invention.
    • Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a building block having convex faces in a building system and method according to the present invention.
  • Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • Referring to Figs, 1-3, the wall building system is generally indicated at 10. Walls in the system 10 comprise a series of prefabricated block elements 12 that are assembled layer by layer to form the wall. Each block element 12 comprises an inner face member 14 and an outer face member 16 that are connected via a profiled core member 18. Each face member 14, 16 is provided with a continuous groove 20 around the face. The core member 18 is designed in a concave profile so that channels or passages 22 are formed in the wall when the blocks 12 are assembled. The core 18 is fabricated from materials having good insulation qualities. As indicated above, the passages 22 permit the insertion of electrical wiring, plumbing conduits and the like during the assembly process. The exposed surfaces of each face member 14, 16 can be plastered and painted before assembly. Connecting elements 24, fabricated from steel, are inserted in the grooves 20 and interwoven between respective blocks 12 to lock the blocks 12 together.
  • As mentioned above, the blocks 12 may be fabricated in various shapes and sizes. Examples of such variety are illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5. Fig 4 shows a wall 30 made from an assembly of triangular blocks 32. Fig. 5 shows a wall 40 made from an assembly of respective curved and circular blocks 42, 44. Fig. 6 shows a block having concave faces, and Fig. 7 shows a block having convex faces, respectively. It is emphasized that the blocks are not limited to the configurations shown and discussed above. The blocks can be designed in almost any geometrical shape (hexagonal, octagonal, etc.) to accommodate different architectural styles and aesthetic tastes.
  • It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, but encompasses any and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims.

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  1. A wall building system (10), comprising a plurality of building blocks (12) and a plurality of locking members (24); wherein each of the building blocks (12) having:
    an inner face member (14) spaced from an outer face member (16), the inner face member (14) and outer face member (16) having a perimeter, each of the face members (14,16) having a groove (20) formed along the perimeter of the face members (14,16); and
    a core member (18) spanning the space between and connecting the inner face member (14) to the outer face member (16);
    characterized in that said building blocks (12) are assembled in a dry-built layered pattern, each groove (20) of said building blocks (12) is continuous around each respective perimeter, and in that
    said locking members (24) are fabricated from steel and are disposed in each of the grooves (20) to interlock the building blocks (12).
  2. The wall building system (10) according to claim 1, wherein the building blocks (12) are fabricated from a composite material.
  3. The wall building system (10) according to claim 1, wherein said core member (18) has a concave profile.
  4. The wall building system (10) according to claims 1 to 3, wherein
    the inner face member (14) is parallel to the outer face member (16).
  5. A method of dry-building a wall system (10) of building blocks (12); the wall system (10) comprising a plurality of building blocks (12) and a plurality of locking members (24); wherein each of the building blocks (12) having:
    an inner face member (14) spaced from an outer face member (16), the inner face member (14) and outer face member (16) having a perimeter, each of the face members (14,16) having a groove (20) formed along the perimeter of the face members (14,16); and
    a core member (18) spanning the space between and connecting the inner face member (14) to the outer face member (16);
    the method comprising the steps of:
    positioning a plurality of the building blocks (12) in a layered array,
    characterized in that the building blocks (12) being dry-stacked to form the layered array, and by
    inserting said locking members (24) fabricated from steel in each of the grooves (20) to interlock the building blocks (12), wherein each groove (20) of said building blocks (12) is continuous around each respective perimeter.
  6. A method of dry-building a wall system (10) according to claim 5, wherein the building blocks (12) are fabricated from a composite material.
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