Modern Stone Cladding: Design and Installation of Exterior by Michael D. Lewis
By Michael D. Lewis
Exhibits you the way to choose, layout, and set up stone cladding platforms for external partitions. New engineering functions in addition to famous practices are defined greatly that can assist you make aim and rational judgements. part I, advent to trendy Stone Cladding and part II, Precedents to trendy Stone Cladding talk about the background of stone because it advanced into smooth skinny, non-load bearing cladding. part III, picking accountable layout Values and part IV, the way forward for Stone define a variable-based layout method analogous to load-and-resistance issue layout. part V, advisor Specification for Stone structures advises proprietors, architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the area of expertise of recent stonework.
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Effective design is only possible when following a comprehensive and uniform process. Applying the process improves both economy and safety. Ultimately, this reliability enhances natural stone's visual appeal. Chapter 3 The Future of Stone Cladding outlines the considerations important in selecting, designing, and installing dimension stone and its anchorages. It will assist further development of the exterior stone industry, free designers and architects, and improve public well-being. THE FtYFURE OF STONE CLADDING: Toward Load-and-Resistance Factor Design ONTEMPORARY architecture continues to present increasing opportunities to use stone as cladding systems.
Some already know and perhaps inconsistently consider these criteria. This disassociated approach makes the industry appear disorganized and less genuine. The approach lacks the significance resulting from applying the influential parameters in sequence. Compiling these segments at the right time in the process makes the conclusion understandable and logical. Linking testing procedures into this process adds measurable objectivity to the procedures. Reviewing similarly built stone skins throughout the process gives engineering and construction decisions validity.
Newer, bigger buildings employ those lessons learned. This manual includes the considerations learned from those lessons. Together, investigation and replacement of old stone facades provide the most significant momentum for modern stone design and construction that evolves today. The true challenge for dimension stone designers is to transform typical stone engineering practices into a modern format accepted by other structural disciplines. Even though the "arbitrary" approach has avoided catastrophic failures so far, most stone-clad exterior curtainwalls function poorly and are experiencing hidden deterioration.