Modern Constuction: Facades / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
The Facades Handbook is a textbook for practitioners of architecture, as well as structural and environmental engineers who wish to broaden their study beyond the information provided in the “Walls” chapter of the Modern Construction Handbook. The six chapters examine facades from the standpoint of the primary material used in their construction, from metal to glass, concrete, masonry, plastics and timber. 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 is the case in the Modern Construction Handbook, the techniques described can be applied internationally.
About the Author
Andrew Watts was a project architect for Jean Nouvel in Paris, working on some of his most notable buildings. More recently as a facade specialist, he has worked on some well-known projects around the world including Federation Square, Melbourne and the Millennium Bridge, London. He is currently a facade specialist at Kohn Pedersen Fox in London.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION:
Modern Construction Series;
Aims of this book.-
An Overview of facade detailing: Metals; Glass; Concrete; Masonry; Plastics; Timber.-
Working with manufacturers.-
Performance testing of facade systems: The test rig; Air infiltration/exfiltration; Static air pressure water penetration; Dynamic air pressure water penetration; Impact resistance; Wind resistance test; Seismic building test; Inter-storey movement; Wind resistance test;