Modern construction handbook / Andrew Watts.

by Watts, Andrew, 1957- [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Modern construction series: Publisher: Wien AMBRA|V, c2013Edition: Third edition.Description: 503 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm.ISBN: 3990434543; 9783990434543.Subject(s): Building -- Handbooks, manuals, etcLooking glass
Contents:
Introduction to third edition -- Structure and envelope -- Parametric design -- Part 1. Materials -- Tectonics in metal -- Steel -- Aluminium -- Copper, zinc and lead -- Tectonics in glass -- Glass -- Tectonics in concrete -- Tectonics in masonry --Masonry -- Concrete block -- Stone -- Brick -- Tectonics in plastics -- Plastics and composites -- Tectonics in timber -- Timber -- Fabrics and membranes -- Materials for internal finishes -- Internal partitions -- Plaster and wallboard -- Internal floors -- Internal ceilings -- Performance testing of facade material systems -- Performance testing of roof material systems.
Part 2. Walls -- Trends in facade design -- Generic wall types -- Metal -- Sheet metal -- Profiled cladding -- Composite panels -- Rainscreens -- Mesh screens -- Louvre screens -- Glass systems -- Stick systems -- Unitised glazing -- Clamped glazing -- Bolt fixed glazing -- Glass blocks and channels -- Steel windows -- Aluminium windows -- Timber windows -- Concrete -- Cast in situ -- Storey height precast -- Small precast panels -- Masonry loadbearing walls -- Masonry cavity walls -- Brick -- Stone and block -- Masonry cladding -- Masonry rainscreens -- Plastic -- Plastic-based cladding -- Plastic rainscreens -- Timber -- Timber frame -- Cladding panels --
Part 3. Roofs -- Trends in roof design -- Metal roofs -- Metal standing seam -- Profiled metal sheet -- Composite panels -- Rainscreens -- Metal louvres -- Glass roofs -- Greenhouse glazing and capped systems -- Silicone-sealed glazing and rooflights -- Bolt fixed glazing -- Bonded glass rooflights -- Concrete roofs -- Concealed membranes -- Exposed membranes -- Planted roof -- Timber roofs -- Flat roof: mastic asphalt coverings -- Flat roof: bitumen-based sheet membranes -- Pitched roof: tiles -- Plastic roofs -- GRP rooflights -- GRP panels and shells -- Fabric systems -- ETFE cushions -- Single membrane: cone-shaped roof -- Single membrane: barrel-shaped roof --
Part 4. Structure -- Material systems for structures -- Elements of structures -- Braced frames -- Reinforced concrete -- Steel -- Timber -- Portal frames -- Loadbearing boxes -- Reinforced concrete -- Brick -- Glass -- Trusses -- Arches and shells -- Space grids -- Floor structures -- Cast in situ / cast-in-place concrete -- Precast concrete -- Steel and steel mesh -- Timber -- Glass -- Stairs -- Concrete -- Steel -- Timber -- Glass --
Part 5. Environmental studies for envelopes -- Analysis for design -- Solar radiation -- Daylight -- Thermal performance -- Wind -- Solar shading -- Double skin facades -- Natural ventilation -- Thermal mass -- Low energy material systems -- Embodied energy -- Straw bales and hemp -- Rammed earth, cob and adobe bricks -- Green wood and bamboo -- Active design -- Solar power and solar heating -- Electrical lighting -- Support services -- Maintenance and cleaning -- Lifts --
Part 6. Applications -- Working with industry -- Triangular panels for twisted facades -- Twisted panels with flat glass for curved facades -- Solar shading louvres -- Double-skin facades -- Precast concrete panels for facades of complex geometry -- Exoskeleton facades of complex geometry -- Diagrid structures -- Hybrid systems forming facades of complex geometry -- Opaque cladding interface with full-height glazing -- Complex curved glazed roofs -- Large-scale glazed facades -- Panelisation of complex building surface geometry -- Opaque rainscreen cladding -- Full-height glazing with GRP-clad structural frame -- GRC cladding interfaces -- Full-height entrance glazing -- GRP louvres on stick glazing system -- GRC cladding -- Windows in GRC cladding -- Windows and unitised glazing with GRC cladding -- Complex glazed roofs with supporting steel structure -- Glazed roofs with complex geometry -- Louvres and stick glazing -- Tiled cladding -- Rainscreens -- References -- Glossary of terms.
Note: Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and now provides: More information - more annotation of drawings, more text on the page. Updated 'future' chapter with more emerging construction techniques. Updated essays on construction in the introduction Chapter 1. Mote technical data in the 'Materials' Chapter. The content in this third edition has been completely reworked which makes it an even more valuable companion for students and young practitioners!

Includes index.

Introduction to third edition -- Structure and envelope -- Parametric design -- Part 1. Materials -- Tectonics in metal -- Steel -- Aluminium -- Copper, zinc and lead -- Tectonics in glass -- Glass -- Tectonics in concrete -- Tectonics in masonry --Masonry -- Concrete block -- Stone -- Brick -- Tectonics in plastics -- Plastics and composites -- Tectonics in timber -- Timber -- Fabrics and membranes -- Materials for internal finishes -- Internal partitions -- Plaster and wallboard -- Internal floors -- Internal ceilings -- Performance testing of facade material systems -- Performance testing of roof material systems.

Part 2. Walls -- Trends in facade design -- Generic wall types -- Metal -- Sheet metal -- Profiled cladding -- Composite panels -- Rainscreens -- Mesh screens -- Louvre screens -- Glass systems -- Stick systems -- Unitised glazing -- Clamped glazing -- Bolt fixed glazing -- Glass blocks and channels -- Steel windows -- Aluminium windows -- Timber windows -- Concrete -- Cast in situ -- Storey height precast -- Small precast panels -- Masonry loadbearing walls -- Masonry cavity walls -- Brick -- Stone and block -- Masonry cladding -- Masonry rainscreens -- Plastic -- Plastic-based cladding -- Plastic rainscreens -- Timber -- Timber frame -- Cladding panels --

Part 3. Roofs -- Trends in roof design -- Metal roofs -- Metal standing seam -- Profiled metal sheet -- Composite panels -- Rainscreens -- Metal louvres -- Glass roofs -- Greenhouse glazing and capped systems -- Silicone-sealed glazing and rooflights -- Bolt fixed glazing -- Bonded glass rooflights -- Concrete roofs -- Concealed membranes -- Exposed membranes -- Planted roof -- Timber roofs -- Flat roof: mastic asphalt coverings -- Flat roof: bitumen-based sheet membranes -- Pitched roof: tiles -- Plastic roofs -- GRP rooflights -- GRP panels and shells -- Fabric systems -- ETFE cushions -- Single membrane: cone-shaped roof -- Single membrane: barrel-shaped roof --

Part 4. Structure -- Material systems for structures -- Elements of structures -- Braced frames -- Reinforced concrete -- Steel -- Timber -- Portal frames -- Loadbearing boxes -- Reinforced concrete -- Brick -- Glass -- Trusses -- Arches and shells -- Space grids -- Floor structures -- Cast in situ / cast-in-place concrete -- Precast concrete -- Steel and steel mesh -- Timber -- Glass -- Stairs -- Concrete -- Steel -- Timber -- Glass --

Part 5. Environmental studies for envelopes -- Analysis for design -- Solar radiation -- Daylight -- Thermal performance -- Wind -- Solar shading -- Double skin facades -- Natural ventilation -- Thermal mass -- Low energy material systems -- Embodied energy -- Straw bales and hemp -- Rammed earth, cob and adobe bricks -- Green wood and bamboo -- Active design -- Solar power and solar heating -- Electrical lighting -- Support services -- Maintenance and cleaning -- Lifts --

Part 6. Applications -- Working with industry -- Triangular panels for twisted facades -- Twisted panels with flat glass for curved facades -- Solar shading louvres -- Double-skin facades -- Precast concrete panels for facades of complex geometry -- Exoskeleton facades of complex geometry -- Diagrid structures -- Hybrid systems forming facades of complex geometry -- Opaque cladding interface with full-height glazing -- Complex curved glazed roofs -- Large-scale glazed facades -- Panelisation of complex building surface geometry -- Opaque rainscreen cladding -- Full-height glazing with GRP-clad structural frame -- GRC cladding interfaces -- Full-height entrance glazing -- GRP louvres on stick glazing system -- GRC cladding -- Windows in GRC cladding -- Windows and unitised glazing with GRC cladding -- Complex glazed roofs with supporting steel structure -- Glazed roofs with complex geometry -- Louvres and stick glazing -- Tiled cladding -- Rainscreens -- References -- Glossary of terms.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Andrew Watts,Spezialist für Gebäudehüllen, gründete Newtecnicund unterreichtet in Cambridge und Univ. of Westminster.

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