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Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 September 2009
  • ISBN : 1845696859
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Summary:
Glass is a popular cladding material for modern buildings. The trend for steel-framed, glass-clad buildings instead of those using traditional materials such as brick and concrete has inherent problems. These include, for example, the performance of architectural glass in extreme climatic events such as windstorms and heavy snow loads and also during earthquakes. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to these natural events. Building code seismic requirements for architectural glass in the United States are considered first of all, followed by a chapter on glazing and curtain wall systems to resist earthquakes. The next two chapters discuss snow loads on building envelopes and glazing systems, and types and design of glazing systems to resist snow loads. Wind pressures and the impact of wind-borne debris are then considered in the next group of chapters which also review special types of glazing systems to resist windstorms. A final chapter reviews test methods for the performance of glazing systems during earthquakes and extreme climatic events. With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Architectural glass to resist seismic and extreme climatic events is an essential resource for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and those involved in designing and specifying building glazing and cladding materials in areas where severe windstorms, snow and earthquakes are a threat. Considers the state of the art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to extreme climatic events Reviews specific building techniques and test methods to enhance glazing performance during snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes


Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 September 2009
GET THIS BOOKArchitectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Glass is a popular cladding material for modern buildings. The trend for steel-framed, glass-clad buildings instead of those using traditional materials such as brick and concrete has inherent problems. These include, for example, the performance of architectural glass in extreme climatic events such as windstorms and heavy snow loads and also during earthquakes. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to these natural events. Building code seismic requirements for architectural glass in the


Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference
  • Author : Christian Louter,Freek Bos,Jan Belis,Jean-Paul Lebet
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 28 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKChallenging 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


Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs

Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Joao Labrincha,Luisa Cabeza,Claes Goeran Granqvist
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 27 February 2015
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Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total


Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction
  • Author : Ivanka Netinger Grubeša,Ivana Barisic,Aleksandra Fucic,Samitinjay Sadashivrao Bansode
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 20 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKCharacteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction focuses predominantly on the utilization of ferrous slag (blast furnace and steel slag) in building construction. This extensive literature review discusses the worldwide utilization of ferrous slag and applications in all sectors of civil engineering, including structural engineering, road construction, and hydro-technical structures. It presents cutting-edge research on the characteristics and properties of ferrous slag, and its overall impact on the environment. Comprehensively reviews the literature on the use of blast



Tall Building Design

Tall Building Design
  • Author : Bungale S. Taranath
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 04 October 2016
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Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by



Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings

Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings
  • Author : Ugo Morelli
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 01 April 1999
GET THIS BOOKHandbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings

Provides a process for seismic evaluation of existing buildings in any region of seismicity. Buildings are evaluated to either the Life Safety or Immediate Occupancy Performance Level. Provides instruction to the evaluating design professional on how to determine if a building is adequately designed and constructed to resist seismic forces. All aspects of building performances are considered in terms of foundation/geologic, structural, hazard, nonstructural issues. Reflects advancements in technology; incorporates design professional experience; incorporates lessons learned during recent earthquakes;


The Glass Painter's Method

The Glass Painter's Method
  • Author : David Williams,Stephen Byrne
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 12 November 2018
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This book will serve you well if: You're new to traditional stained glass painting and are uncertain which brushes, paints and tools to buy - this book will tell you what you want to know. The accompanying 12 free videos will also introduce you to the key techniques. You've painted stained glass for a while but still worry "Is it my lack of skill which is the problem, or is it my brushes, paints and tools which stop me achieving the


Structural Analysis 1

Structural Analysis 1
  • Author : Salah Khalfallah
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 31 July 2018
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Using a general approach, this book supports the student to enable mastery of the methods of analysis of isostatic and hyperstatic structures. To show the performance of the methods of analysis of the hyperstatic structures, selected beams, gantries and reticular structures are selected and subjected to a comparative study by the different methods of analysis of the hyperstatic structures.


Between Two Earthquakes

Between Two Earthquakes
  • Author : Sir Bernard M. Feilden
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 01 October 1987
GET THIS BOOKBetween Two Earthquakes

This handbook addresses three areas of concern for the museum administrator concerning the protection of historic buildings, monuments, and archaeological sites located in seismic areas. It proposes pre-disaster measures such as taking accurate and complete documentation (photogrammetry is discussed in one of the 13 appendixes), risk awareness, planning, maintenance and inspections, etc. Second, when an earthquake strikes, the immediate emergency steps necessary to protect life and property are indicated; and after the earthquake, the strengthening of valuable cultural property (based on


Seismic Design for Architects

Seismic Design for Architects
  • Author : Andrew Charleson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 June 2012
GET THIS BOOKSeismic Design for Architects

Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. Structural integrity does not have to be at the expense of innovative, high standard design in seismically active zones. * By emphasizing design and discussing key concepts with accompanying visual material, architects are given the background knowledge and practical tools needed to deal with aspects of seismic design at all stages of the design process * Seismic codes from several continents are


Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
  • Author : David Crichton,Fergus Nicol,Sue Roaf
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 October 2009
GET THIS BOOKAdapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges. Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines,


Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events

Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events
  • Author : Federico M. Mazzolani
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 27 August 2010
GET THIS BOOKUrban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. Part of COST was COST Action C26Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events which started in 2006 and held its final conference in Naples, Italy, on 16-18 September 201


Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction
  • Author : Sam Kubba
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 07 March 2021
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Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United