V.M. GORPINCHENKO and M.O. PAVLOVA
Increasing the designed thermal resistance of building walls in compliance with the Decision of the Russian Federation Minstroy and New Construction Standards and Regulations “Constructional Thermotectonics” SNIP 11-3-79* (1995) raised before researchers and designers the necessity of developing new materials, products and structures to take account of the new demands. Since the heat transfer resistance of walls must increase by a factor of 3 to 3.5 it is necessary to use basically new construction designs to give more effective insulation to solve this problem. Effective designs of masonry watt buildings for different regions of Russia are shown in the paper.