Repair, Retrofit and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems
English | February 3, 2009 | ISBN-10: 0803134185 | 240 pages | PDF | 20.4 Mb
Eighteen peer-reviewed papers address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems, both old and new. Topics cover: Survey and assessment techniques; Establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components; Case studies of system;deterioration and remediation; Serviceability issues; Seismic retrofit; Energy savings attributable to facade upgrades; Re-cladding of existing buildings. System types addressed include facades comprised of vintage masonry, limestone, precast concrete panels, thin stone, exposed cast-in-place concrete, aluminum framing, EIFS, and glass and metal walls.