Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual

Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual
Author: Christine Beall
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: UOM:39015045617258

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Learn the principles and methods for designing and measuring the performance of moisture control in buildings. This expert guide covers the physical nature of rain, snow, ice, and vapor behavior...variations in climate...and their effects on the durability of building materials. Packed with the author's own drawings, the reference gives you the latest design, specification, construction and testing methods...explains heat flow and insulation, water penetration, and vapor condensation...discusses roofing, waterproofing, and cladding systems...and examines joint sealants and coatings.

Maintainability Of Facilities For Building Professionals

Maintainability Of Facilities  For Building Professionals
Author: Chew Yit Lin Michael
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-01-08
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9789813107755

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This book focuses on spearheading the integration of maintainability, starting right from the design stage. To enable such integration, improving the knowledge of maintainability and setting maintainability benchmarks are two key issues. These objectives are fulfilled with the development of a comprehensive defect library, a material manual and a maintainability scoring system. These tools serve to define acceptable standards in design and construction practices, thus enhancing long-term maintainability of facilities.Maintainability of Facilities: For Building Professionals aims to improve the standard and quality of design, construction and maintenance practices to produce efficient facilities that require minimum maintenance. The text covers technical issues related to maintainability of major components of a facility, and discusses the implications and selection of materials for high maintainability.The target readers are practitioners and students in architecture, engineering, building, real estate, construction, project management, facilities management, quantity and building surveying.

Guide Specification Manual

Guide Specification Manual
Author: United States. Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
Genre: Buildings
ISBN: MINN:319510028908560

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Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual
Author: Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1968
Genre: Architectural metal-work
ISBN: OCLC:760403987

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Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering
Author: Paul Fazio,Hua Ge,Jiwu Rao,Guylaine Desmarais
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2020-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000116205

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Buildings influence people. They account for one third of energy consumption across the globe and represent an annual capital expenditure of 7%-10% of GNP in industrialized countries. Their lifetime operation costs can exceed capital investment. Building Engineering aims to make buildings more efficient, safe and economical. One branch of this discipline, Building Physics/Science, has gained prominence, with a heightened awareness of such phenomena as sick buildings, the energy crisis and sustainability, and considering the performance of buildings in terms of climatic loads and indoor conditions. The book reflects the advanced level and high quality of research which Building Engineering, and Building Physics/Science in particular, have reached at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It will be a valuable resource to: engineers, architects, building scientists, consultants on the building envelope, researchers and graduate students.

Designing the Exterior Wall

Designing the Exterior Wall
Author: Linda Brock
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-11-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781119139706

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By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding types. She features details from real world projects in a variety of climates, successful and unsuccessful case studies, and checklists you can use on your own projects. Helps you reduce your liability by showing why building envelopes fail and how they can be designed to endure. Moves from theory to actual construction by including hundreds of building envelope details from a broad array of projects and climates. Integrates numerous contemporary case studies, including Frank Gehry's Experiential Music Center in Seattle (thin skins), Renzo Piano's Rue de Meaux housing in Paris (terra cotta cladding), and Mario Botta's San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (prefabricated brick panels). Designing the Exterior Wall is a must-have book, whether you're an architect or a student. Order your copy today.

Building Adaptation

Building Adaptation
Author: James Douglas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2006-08-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781136425097

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As existing buildings age, nearly half of all construction activity in Britain is related to maintenance, refurbishment and conversions. Building adaptation is an activity that continues to make a significant contribution to the workload of the construction industry. Given its importance to sustainable construction, the proportion of adaptation works in relation to new build is likely to remain substantial for the foreseeable future, especially in the developed parts of the world. Building Adaptation, Second Edition is intended as a primer on the physical changes that can affect older properties. It demonstrates the general principles, techniques, and processes needed when existing buildings must undergo alteration, conversion, extension, improvement, or refurbishment. The publication of the first edition of Building Adaptation reflected the upsurge in refurbishment work. The book quickly established itself as one of the core texts for building surveying students and others on undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses. This new edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all the key issues relating to the adaptation of buildings. It deals with any work to a building over and above maintenance to change its capacity, function or performance.

Minimum Property Standards

Minimum Property Standards
Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Housing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1982
Genre: Dwellings
ISBN: IND:30000076308661

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Minimum Property Standards for One and Two family Dwellings

Minimum Property Standards for One and Two family Dwellings
Author: United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
Genre: Apartment houses
ISBN: UIUC:30112081490135

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Water in Buildings

Water in Buildings
Author: William B. Rose
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-04-07
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780471468509

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The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability management. Much more than a book of "quick fixes," this practical guide illuminates an essential understanding of the "whys" of moisture problems, including valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be anticipated and managed in building design. With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issue of growing concern and liability, Water in Buildings offers the most up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-grade water management, foundations, wall and roof construction, mechanical systems, moisture, and much more! Providing authoritative guidance to designers and builders, this definitive guide features: * Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materials and equipment * An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks * Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright) * Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs

Straw Bale Construction Manual

Straw Bale Construction Manual
Author: Gernot Minke,Benjamin Krick
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-05-18
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035618754

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Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the use of straw as a building material largely in the American Southwest, but also in Canada, Australia, France, Holland, Germany, Austria and China. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. It is a cheap and easy-to-use option for self-builders, and even large-scale structures can be erected using timber framework filled with straw. This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building with straw. Fire safety, protection against moisture, damp, pests and parasites are treated in detail. Numerous on-site photos document the process of assembly and construction step by step. 30 exemplary international projects illustrate the wide spectrum of design possibilities with straw.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
Genre: Administrative law
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063475110

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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

1 2 Family Dwellings Minimum Property Standards

1 2 Family Dwellings  Minimum Property Standards
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NWU:35556030613558

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Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
Genre: Administrative law
ISBN: UOM:39015022730892

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Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing

Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1979
Genre: Apartment houses
ISBN: IND:30000123196390

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