The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

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The Complete Guide to Preventing Architectural WaterInfiltration Issues This insightful guide illustrates how to fortify buildings towithstand the onslaught of nature, primarily against wind and rain, with a back-to-basics look at water infiltration preventiontechniques. This guide for architects and builders: Includes an overview of general guidelines as well as coverageof applications such as those used in below-grade conditions, sealants, and membranes Covers massing, orientation, seismic issues, wind loads, anddiscussion of building systems Examines the key factors causing water infiltration inbuildings: exposure, thermal loads, structural movement, andbuilding configuration With solid advice from experts in the field, The Architect'sGuide to Preventing Water Infiltration shows how innovations intoday's construction techniques simply won't hold water if theydon't follow the fundamental ground rules necessary to keep waterout.Bibliography. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Aluminum Curtain Wall Design Guide Manual. Schaumburg, IL: AAMA, 1996. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Glass and Glazing Guidelines.

Title:The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration
Author:Elmer E. Botsai, Charles Kaneshiro, Phil Cuccia
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-04-05


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