This volume enables architects and contractors to quickly compare available architectural components and systems so they can easily select the most time- and cost-efficient roof system for any building need. Features standard dimensions and specifications for each type of major roofing system, complete with coverage of relevant building codes and liability issues.
Draw and detail exterior walls with ease Accurately specifying and designing exterior walls can challenge even experieced architects. That's why you need Fred Nashed's Time-Saver Details for Exterior Wall Design. The most comprehensive single source available for hassle-free exterior wall construction, this plain-language guide offers easy-to-follow strategies for calculating loads and stresses--ranging from concrete and steel bearing walls to glass curtains--as well as expert tips and techniques for avoiding common problems and pitfalls. Regardless of your experience, you'll find authoritative data you can use right away to solve virtually any design challenge, such as: cost, durability, redundancy, and maintenance issues; selecting the most suitable products and systems; types of walls and windows; pros and cons of common wall assemblies; drafting methodology; defelection on wall panel and window frames; and much more.
The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes. The main chapters then deal with the main specific types of failure: fire, shrinkage and roofing systems displacement, calendar shrinkage, foam insulation shrinkage and 'stretched' membranes, plasticizer migration, bitumen incompatibility, built-up roofing felt porosity, blistering, thermal insulation instability, foam insulation problems, torch applications, polymer dispersion, asphalt-glass fibre shingle splitting, lack of appropriate venting, problems with cool roofing and problems with organic fibre-portland cement shingles. The book concludes with an outline of the principal rules for long service life roofing.
Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field. The new Eighth Edition takes a fresh, visual approach to the information architects need to access quickly, helping them save time and money by assuring they get it right the first time. Readers will find timely, new chapters on building security, natural disaster mitigation, building diagnostics, facility management, and much more.
* The architect's and contractor's A-Z one-stop resource for residential remodeling--detailed and heavily illustrated * Step-by-step practical instruction for every topic * Includes checklists, charts, specifications, resoures list, and product information guides * Covers accessibility, efficiency, and sustainability issues