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By Richard A. Behr

Glass is a well-liked cladding fabric for contemporary constructions. the rage for steel-framed, glass-clad constructions rather than these utilizing conventional fabrics equivalent to brick and urban has inherent difficulties. those contain, for instance, the functionality of architectural glass in severe climatic occasions corresponding to windstorms and heavy snow so much and in addition in the course of earthquakes. This e-book reports the cutting-edge in glass and glazing know-how to withstand failure because of those normal events.

Building code seismic standards for architectural glass within the usa are thought of to start with, by means of a bankruptcy on glazing and curtain wall structures to withstand earthquakes. the subsequent chapters talk about snow rather a lot on development envelopes and glazing platforms, and kinds and layout of glazing structures to withstand snow lots. Wind pressures and the influence of wind-borne particles are then thought of within the subsequent staff of chapters which additionally evaluation detailed forms of glazing platforms to withstand windstorms. a last bankruptcy stories try tools for the functionality of glazing structures in the course of earthquakes and severe climatic events.

With its special editor and staff of members, Architectural glass to withstand seismic and severe climatic occasions is a necessary source for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and people fascinated by designing and specifying development glazing and cladding fabrics in components the place serious windstorms, snow and earthquakes are a threat.

  • Considers the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing expertise to withstand failure as a result of severe climatic events
  • Reviews particular development innovations and try tips on how to increase glazing functionality in the course of snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes

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