The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $30.15
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 64%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $30.15   
  • New (5) from $56.61   
  • Used (5) from $30.14   

Overview

The Complete Guide to Preventing Architectural Water Infiltration Issues

This insightful guide illustrates how to fortify buildings to withstand the onslaught of nature, primarily against wind and rain, with a back-to-basics look at water infiltration prevention techniques. This guide for architects and builders:

  • Includes an overview of general guidelines as well as coverage of applications such as those used in below-grade conditions, sealants, and membranes
  • Covers massing, orientation, seismic issues, wind loads, and discussion of building systems
  • Examines the key factors causing water infiltration in buildings: exposure, thermal loads, structural movement, and building configuration

With solid advice from experts in the field, The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration shows how innovations in today's construction techniques simply won't hold water if they don't follow the fundamental ground rules necessary to keep water out.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470401651
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Elmer E. Botsai, ArchD, FAIA, an architect with more than four decades of experience as a recognized expert in building diagnostics, is the author of two books and served as the 1978 national president of The American Institute of Architects.

Charles Y. Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED-AP, is principal with Group 70 International in Honolulu, where he specializes in the design of educational and institutional facilities.

Phil T. Cuccia, CSI, CDT, is a specification writer with more than twenty years of architectural experience in preparing specifications and construction documents.

Hiram C. Pajo, AIA, who has three decades of experience as an architect, instructor, and quality control manager, has focused his career on the technical aspects of building design.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface.

Authors’ Biographies.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Requirements of Buildings throughout History.

Past Solutions for Shelter and Controlling Water Infiltration.

Today’s Building Concerns.

Sustainable and Green Architecture.

Chapter 2 Fundamental Aspects of Water Infiltration–Resistant Design.

Basic Cause of Water Infiltration.

Climate Considerations.

Site Considerations.

Wind Exposure.

Thermal Loads.

Structural Movement.

Building Configuration.

Mechanical Systems.

Chapter 3 Performance Criteria and Priorities.

Performance and Priorities.

Performance Criteria.

Thermal Loads.

Structural Movement.

Chapter 4 Theory of Water Infiltration.

Sources of Pressure Differential.

How Does Pressure Differential Work?

Chapter 5 Theory of Pressure Differential Plane.

Importance of Location and Conformity of Pressure Differential Plane.

Ramification of Location Relative to Roofing.

Ramification of Location Relative to Exterior Walls.

Chapter 6 Applications of Horizontal Asphalt Membranes.

Roofs and Decks.

Felts.

Protocol.

Flashing.

Chapter 7 Plastic Membranes.

Substrate.

Chapter 8 Below-Grade Conditions.

Membrane Systems.

Negative Side Waterproofing.

Chapter 9 Exterior Walls Systems.

Portland Cement Plaster.

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS).

Masonry Walls.

Metal Wall Systems.

Chapter 10 Metal and Glass Curtain Walls.

Metal and Glass Curtain Wall Systems.

Fastenings and Joinery of Metal and Glass Curtain Wall Systems.

Anchoring Curtain Wall to Structure.

The Structural Integrity of the Wall System Itself.

Tolerances.

Glass.

Glazing Conditions.

Chapter 11 Sealants and Gaskets.

Sealants.

Gaskets.

Butyl Tapes.

Chapter 12 Testing.

The Mock-Up.

Thermal Expansion Test.

Seismic Movement Testing.

Air and Water Infiltration Tests.

Chapter 13 Installation.

Chapter 14 Conclusion and Summary.

Bibliography.

Glossary.

Appendix A: Unit Conversions.

Appendix B: Roofing Comparisons.

Appendix C: Sealant Classifications.

Appendix D: Industry References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)