Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADES FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND BUILDERS Once an experimental building form, structural glass facades have matured into a fully robust technology. Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizes the current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass cladding options, and implementation strategies for innovative design. A comparative analysis of these various systems is included, along with designs and design practices for enhancing transparency; engineering issues; material, process, and fabrication considerations; installation means and methods; and project delivery strategies for implementing innovative building technology in today's construction marketplace. The reader will find information here that is not available together in any single resource, including: Structural system types and design options, with integrated glass system options and their application on each of the structural types An in-depth discussion of design, fabrication, and installation issues relative to each system type, accompanied by illustrations and photographs A discussion of the challenges of implementing innovative design and technology in the construction industry, and operational practices to improve the probability of success A series of in-depth case studies documenting representative samples of stunning built works that employ the technology and design principles identified in the book Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures provides expert content for putting cutting-edge technology into real-life practice, creating new potential for fresh applications embracing both aesthetic and performance solutions, and for the adoption of the technology by architects, builders, and facade practitioners.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Best Practices and Innovative Methods of Protection

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Recent decades have seen an increase in the number of terrorist attacks, necessitating the development of more efficient global security policies. One of the most important elements of this enhanced security is the protection of critical infrastructure. This book presents edited contributions from the NATO Advanced Training Course (ATC) on Critical Infrastructure Protection - Best Practices and Innovative Methods of Protection, held in Agadir, Morocco, from 6 to 12 May 2018. The main objective of the course was to bring together specialists working in the area of protecting critical infrastructure in NATO Member and Partner countries to share their knowledge and expertise. One lecture block was dedicated to important legal aspects, as these differ from country to country. The other main topic areas included the structural design and protection of critical infrastructure, new materials and material analysis, and material and construction testing at elevated impact velocities via experiment and numerical simulation. New designs for critical infrastructure elements were also demonstrated. The course provided an ideal forum for speakers and participants from government, academia, and military bodies to exchange information and best practice, while at the same time creating links to foster further collaboration and the exchange of ideas about the protection of critical infrastructure, and the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves protecting critical infrastructure from the threat of terrorist attack.

Exterior Building Enclosures

Design Process and Composition for Innovative Facades

Exterior Building Enclosures

A comprehensive guide to the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and relatedprofessionals, this book addresses the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number ofcommercial building types and in a variety of building materials.It focuses on the design process by delineating enclosure basics,the participants (owners, architects, engineers, consultants) andtheir roles and responsibilities through collaboration, andtracking the design process through construction. This comprehensive handbook covers all of the factors thataffect the design of a building enclosure, including function,visual aesthetics, performance requirements, and many othercriteria. In-depth case studies of projects of various scales,types, and climate conditions illustrate the successfulimplementation of exterior wall enclosure solutions in brickmasonry, stone, architectural concrete, glass, and metals. This unique and indispensable guide: Defines the functions, physical requirements, designprinciples, and types of exterior building enclosures Identifies the participants in the design and constructionprocess and specifies their roles and responsibilities Presents a step-by-step process for the design of exteriorenclosures, from defining goals and developing concepts throughcreating construction documents Reviews the construction process from bidding and negotiationthrough the paper phase to the "brick and mortar" stage Provides details on the properties of exterior enclosurematerials, including structural considerations, weather protection,fire safety, and more Covers a variety of materials, including brick masonry, naturalstone masonry, architectural concrete, metal framing and glass, andall-glass enclosures Written by the technical director of the San Francisco office ofSkidmore, Owings & Merrill, Exterior Building Enclosuresis an indispensable resource for architects, engineers, facadeconsultants, and green design consultants working on commercialbuilding projects.

Intelligente Glasfassaden

Material, Anwendung, Gestaltung

Intelligente Glasfassaden

"This present edition aims to give the reader a concise summary of new glass products and their applications, by means of short descriptions and case studies. As such it hopes to create a common basis for fruitful dialogue between architects, facade designers and building engineers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 “Structural Glass – Novel design methods and next generation products”. It contains nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers – published by more than 180 authors from 22 different countries – that focus on the architectural and structural applications of glass in structures and facades. As such, it provides a profound state-of-the-art of structural glass design and engineering. A must-read for all architects, engineers, scientists, industry partners and other enthusiasts interested in this rapidly evolving and challenging domain.

Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors

Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you... With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present, this book illuminates the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. Six chapters organized by wall types, from hand-set monolithic walls to digitally fabricated curtain walls, each have a material focus section to help you understand their intrinsic properties so that you can decide which will best keep the weather out of your building. Examples from the ancient world, including the Pyramids and the Great Wall, through a range of renowned modern architects, such as Studio Gang, Sauerbruch Hutton, Herzog and deMeuron, and Rafael Moneo, illustrate how significant works in the history of architecture explored innovative use of materials – stone, brick, concrete, glass, and aluminium. Along the way, principles of construction from masonry and basic framing through ever more sophisticated envelope systems address classic problems presented by gravity, wind, rain, and sun with studies of lateral forces, building movements and materials that bridge the gaps in between them.

The Structural Engineer

Journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers

The Structural Engineer


Building Facade Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection

Building Facade Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection

Combined with ASTM Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions (E 2270), this new publication provides a rational guide for building owners and governing authorities to help ensure the safety of our aging building infrastructure. Twenty-four peer-reviewed papers, written by experts who bring first hand knowledge and experience to this work, cover faade ordinances; historic buildings; data collection techniques; and repair techniques."

Transparent Plastics

Design and Technology

Transparent Plastics

A fascinating guide to building with transparent plastics. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog & de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent plastic seems ephemeral and thus captures the spirit of the times.