Modern Construction: Roofs / Edition 1

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The Roofs Handbook is a textbook for practitioners of architecture, as well as for structural and environmental engineers who wish to broaden their study.
The six chapters examine roofs from the standpoint of the primary material used in their construction, from metal, glass, and concrete to timber, plastics and fabrics. Each set of three double page spreads explains a specific form of construction which is accompanied by drawn and annotated details. Throughout the book, built examples by high profile designers are used to illustrate specific principles. As it is the case in the Modern Construction Handbook the techniques described can be applied internationally.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783211240717
  • Publisher: Ambra Verlag
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Modern Construction Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 11.96 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW WATTS, born 1957. Over fifteen years experience working as an architect in facade and roofs detailing.

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Table of Contents

Modern Construction Series.-
Aims of this Book.-

An overview of roof systems:
Metals; Glass; Concrete; Timber; Plastics; Fabrics.-
Working with manufacturers, fabricators and installers.-
Performance testing of roofs:
Air infiltration test; Water penetration tests; Wind resistance tests; Impact resistance test; Dismantling of sample.-
Roof-mounted maintenance systems: Davits and monorails; Trolley systems:
Davit systems; Monorails; Trolley systems.-

Metal standing seam:
Site-based method; Prefabricated methods; Sealed and ventilated roofs; Roof openings; Ridges and valleys; Eaves and parapets.-
Profiled metal sheet:
Profiled metal decks as substrates; Profiled metal roof sheeting; Sealed and ventilated methods; Twin skin construction; Ridges; Openings; Eaves and parapets; Ridges and valleys.-
Composite panels:
Single wall composite panels; Twin wall panels; Ridges; Verges; Eaves; Parapets and valley gutters.-
Panel arrangement; Parapets; Monopitch ridges and verges; Roof geometry; Roof soffits.-
Metal canopies:
Bolt fixed panels; Fixed metal louvre canopies; Electrically operated louvers.-

Greenhouse glazing and Capped systems:
Greenhouse glazing; Modern roof glazing; Capped systems.-
Silicone-sealed glazing and Rooflights:
Silicone-sealed systems; Junctions; Use of capped profiles; Rooflights.-
Bolt fixed glazing:
Generic structural support methods; Supporting brackets; Bolt fixings; Arrangement of bolt fixings; Glazed units.-
Bolt fixed glazing: Pitched roofs and rooflights:
Base of glazed roof; External and internal folds; Small glazed rooflights; Larger rooflights.-
Bolt fixed glazing: Twin wall roofs.-
Bonded glass rooflights:
Generic conical rooflight; Generic rectangular rooflight; Generic monopitch rooflight; Glass roof decks.-
Glazed canopies:
System assembly; Four edge restrained canopy; Bonded glass canopies

Concealed membrane:
Materials; Structural joints; Parapet upstands; Balustrades and plinths, Rainwater outlets; Penetrations for pipes and ducts.-
Exposed membrane:
Polymer-based membranes; PVC membranes; FPO (TPO) membranes; Mechanically fixed method; Bonded fixing method; Parapets and upstands; Ballasted roofs.-
Planted roof components; Soil depth; Overflows; Roof junctions; Rainwater outlets; Balcony planters.-

Flat roof: Mastic asphalt coverings:
Warm and cold roofs; The material; Warm roof build-up; Solar protection; Upstands; Eaves and verges; Penetrations; Gutters and rainwater outlets.-
Flat roof. Bitumen-based sheet membranes:
The material; Roof build-up; Solar protection; Fixing methods; Parapet upstands; Junction with tiled roof; Eaves and verges.-
Pitched roof: Tiles:
Plain tiles; Interlocking tiles; Ventilation; Eaves; Ridges; Verges; Hips and valleys; Abutments.-
Pitched roof: Slates:
Roof folds; Vents; Monopitch ridges; Dormer windows; Abutments Pitched roof: Metal:
Standing seam cold roofs; Eaves and valley gutters; Ridges and abutments; Penetrations; Metal tiled roofs.-

GRP rooflights:
Eaves and upstands; Verges; Abutments; Sliding roof panels.-
GRP panels and shells:
Smaller panels and shells; Larger panels and shells.-

ETFE cushions:
Cushions; Air supply; The material; Fabrication; Durability; Performance in fire.-
Single membrane: Cone-shaped roof:
Fabric roof principles; Fabric types; Comparison of types; Thermal insulation; Acoustics; Durability; Performance in fire; Condensation.-
Single membrane: Barrel-shaped roof:
Membrane roof fabrication; Membrane roof edges; Suspension points; Membrane folds.-

Photo references; Authorship; Bibliography; Index

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