Designing the Exterior Wall: An Architectural Guide to the Vertical Envelope / Edition 1

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Overview

By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps architects and students understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Featured tools are details from real world projects in a variety of climates, successful and unsuccessful case studies and checklists for professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471451914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/10/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

LINDA BROCK, a registered architect in the United States and Canada, is an associate professor directing the building technology program in the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She has given seminars on building envelope design and has conducted investigations of façade failures for more than two decades. Her professional work and research has dealt with masonry, stucco and EIFS, "breathable" walls, energy efficiency, adhered brick systems, and Japanese housing models.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Using This Book.

PART 1: CHOOSING THE COMPONENTS.

Chapter 1: Decisions That Affect the ExteriorWall.

1.1 Introduction to the Building Envelope.

1.2 Decisions Affecting Aesthetics, Function, Durability, andthe Budget.

1.3 Climate and the Exterior Wall.

1.4 Function of the Exterior Wall.

1.5 Cladding Systems.

1.6 “Whole-Wall” Design.

1.7 Selecting and Positioning the Barriers and Retarders.

CHECKLIST: Preliminary Design Information and Decisions.

Chapter 2: Water Barriers andFlashings.

2.1 Managing Water.

2.2 Water Management Systems.

2.3 Selecting the Right Water Management System.

2.4 Water Barriers and Their Placement.

2.5 Installation.

2.6 Flashings.

2.7 Testing and Measuring Water Leakage.

2.8 Quick Notes: Water Ingress.

Chapter 3:  Air Barrier Systems, VaporRetarders, and Insulation.

3.1 Stopping Air and Controlling Thermal and Vapor Transfer.

3.2 Air Movement: Loss of Conditioned and Vapor-Laden Air.

3.3 Vapor Transmission by Diffusion.

3.4 Heat Transfer by Conduction And Radiation.

Chapter 4: Sealant Joints.

4.1 Structural Forces and Differential Movement.

4.2 Expansion and Control Joints.

4.3 Joint Design.

4.4 Construction Tolerances.

4.5 Joint Components.

4.6 Installation of Liquid Sealants.

4.7 Maintenance.

4.8 Testing Sealants.

4.9 Quick Notes: Sealant Joints.

CHECKLIST: Selecting and Positioning Barriers and Retarders.

PART II: DETAILING FOR DURABILITY.

Chapter 5: Curtain Walls.

5.1 The Development of Curtain Walls.

5.2 Aluminum Glass Curtain Walls.

5.3 Metal- and Stone-Panel Curtain Walls.

5.4 Designing Curtain Walls with Glass, Metal, and StonePanels.

5.5 Case Study.

5.6 Precast Concrete and Glass-Fiber Reinforced ConcretePanels.

5.7 How to Stay Out of Trouble When Designing Curtain Walls.

5.8 References.

Chapter 6: Anchored Brick Veneer.

6.1 Brick Veneer Anchored to the Steel-Stud Backup Walls of aFour- to Twenty-Story Building.

6.2 Wall Type A: Brick Veneer Anchored To Steel-Stud Backup.

6.3 Climate.

6.4 Is ABV/SS Risky Business?

6.5 Reducing Risk.

6.6 Repelling Water.

6.7 Accommodating Differential Movement with ExpansionJoints.

6.8 Designing Parapet Veneer Panels: A Special Case.

6.9 Supplemental Information On ABV/SS Components.

6.10 ABV Details.

6.11 Case Study.

6.12 Other Systems.

6.13 References.

Chapter 7 Exterior Insulation Finish System(EIFS) and Concrete Masonry Walls.

7.1 Concrete Masonry Walls.

7.2 Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry: Face-Sealed Barrier Wall.

7.3 Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS).

7.4 Wall Type B: EIFS with Internal Drainage Plane on ConcreteMasonry Wall.

7.5 EIFS Design.

7.6 EIFS Installation.

7.7 Maintenance.

7.8 EIFS Concerns.

7.9 Details: EIFS.

7.10 EIFS over Light-Gauge Steel or Wood Stud Walls.

7.11 Case Study.

7.12 Case Study.

7.13 References.

Chapter 8: Wood-Frame Construction, Stucco, andFiber-Cement Siding.

8.1 Wood-Frame Construction.

8.2 Stucco.

8.3 Wall Type C: Three-Coat Stucco on Wood Frame with InternalDrainage Plane.

8.4 Stucco Design.

8.5 Stucco Application.

8.6 Maintenance.

8.7 Concerns with Stucco.

8.8 Details: Stucco.

8.9 Fiber-Cement Cladding.

8.10 Wall Type D: Fiber-Cement Board Siding with DrainageCavity.

8.11 Fiber-Cement Siding Design.

8.12 Fiber-Cement Siding Installation.

8.13 Maintenance.

8.14 Concerns with Fiber-Cement Claddings.

8.15 Details: Fiber-Cement Siding.

8.16 Case Study.

8.17 References.

PART III: ADVANCING THE ENVELOPE.

Chapter 9: Terra-Cotta, EIFS, Stone, and Brick:Are They Durable?

9.1 Truth In Materials.

9.2 The Great Impostors: EIFS and Terra-Cotta.

9.3 Aesthetics and Durability: Can You Have Both with CarraraMarble?

9.4 Build It Right The First Time or Repair It Quickly: AnchoredBrick Veneer Failures.

Chapter 10: Architect’s Design Kit: Form,Surface, Color, and Thick and Thin Walls.

10.1 The Exterior Wall.

10.2 Aesthetic Kit: Form, Surface, and Color.

10.3 Westin New York at Times Square.

10.4 Experience Music Project, Seattle, Gehry Partners.

10.5 Comparisons: Mondrian Planes and Swoopy Forms.

10.6 Functional Kit: Thick and Thin Walls.

10.7 Vitra Conference Pavilion: Thicker Walls in Germany.

10.8 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Thin Brick ThatWorks.

10.9 Are Two Walls Better than One?

10.10 Seattle Justice Center.

Chapter 11: Wood-Frame Construction: Designingfor the Climate and the Future.

11.1 Durability—The Linchpin of Sustainability.

11.2 Vancouver, British Columbia: “The Look ThatDidn’t Last”.

11.3 Seattle: “When It Rains, It Pours In”.

11.4 What Can Be Learned from the Leaky Condos?

11.5 How To Do It Right: Two Countries, Two Climates, and TwoSolutions.

11.6 Home 2000 and Winter Rains of Vancouver, BritishColumbia.

11.7 KST-Hokkaido House and Heavy Snow Loads of NorthernJapan.

11.8 What Can Be Learned from the Two Houses?

Appendix A: Hygrothermal Maps.

Appendix B: Building Form.

Notes.

Bibliography and Resources.

Index.

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