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Care homes

… are buildings which provide accommodation to persons in need of care. They generally contain a large number of residents’ rooms. In addition, they may also contain common rooms and event rooms (recreation rooms, dining room, library, etc) as well as treatment and rehabilitation rooms. Administrative, business and social rooms (offices, services and staff rooms, nurses’ station, etc) may also be integrated. The foyer of care homes as well as spaces for events are often large in design and well appointed.

The analysed care homes are multi-storey buildings. They are generally constructed in reinforced concrete with solid walls. The primary construction materials are reinforced concrete and masonry (bricks, sand-lime brick). 

The composition of this synthetic building care homes can be seen here.

Areas and volumes

Areas and volumes according to DIN 277

Usable area 2,825 m²
Service area 58 m²
Circulation area 844 m²
Net floor area 3,727 m²
Construction area 720 m²
Gross floor area 4,447 m²
Gross volume 13,909 m²

Areas of building components

Foundation 1,361 m²
Exterior walls 1,504 m²
Interior walls 3,842 m²
Ceilings 2,223 m²
Roof 1,517 m²


Building materials classified into groups

Concrete 3,215.9 t
Bricks 563,3 t
Asbestos 0.0 t
Other minerals 2,156.5 t
Wood, engineered woods 80.8 t
Other renewables 0.0 t
Plastics 16.4 t
Bituminous minerals 4.5 t
Ferrous metals 326.7 t
Non-ferrous metals 13.6 t
Total 6,377.8 t

Building materials according to building components

Foundation 1,845.0 t
Exterior walls 720.9 t
Interior walls 1,239.6 t
Ceiling 1,851.1 t
Roof 721.3 t
Total 6,377.8 t