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Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures : Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors.

Author: Mayine L Yu
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you ... With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present, this book illuminates the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. Six chapters organized by wall types, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yu, Mayine L.
Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures : Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mayine L Yu
ISBN: 9781135040680 1135040680
OCLC Number: 870590286
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages)
Contents: Cover; Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Load-bearing construction; 1. Monolithic bearing walls --
masonry, stone, concrete; Historical survey; Concrete masonry units (CMU); Mortar; Brick terminology; Structural bonds; Bearing wall: masonry; Masonry construction technique; Dimensioning; Jointing; Reinforcement; Openings; Expansion/contraction; Insulation; Flashing; Bearing walls: stone and concrete; Concrete; 2. Load-bearing cavity walls; Weather and rainwater. 3. Light frame constructionBalloon framing; Platform framing; Part 2 Non-load-bearing construction; 4. Frame and infill construction; Windows and openings; Windows and operation; Proto-unitization; 5. Cladding systems; Precast concrete spandrel; Rainscreen/double seal systems; Cladding materials; Location of insulation and vapor barrier; Detailing concerns; Spandrel systems; 6. Curtain walls; Glass architecture; Materials and historical development; Fireproofing; Height, movement, and the development of unitized systems; Wind pressures and lateral forces; Panelization. Pressure equalization and unitized mullion detailingEnvironmental forces; Finishes and form; Notes; List of figure credits; Bibliography; Index.

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Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you ... With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present, this book illuminates the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. Six chapters organized by wall types, from hand-set monolithic walls to digitally fabricated curtain walls, each have a material focus section to help you understand their intrinsic properties so that you can decide whic.

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