Exterior Building Enclosures

Author: Keith Boswell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118330064
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A comprehensive guide to the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and relatedprofessionals, this book addresses the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number ofcommercial building types and in a variety of building materials.It focuses on the design process by delineating enclosure basics,the participants (owners, architects, engineers, consultants) andtheir roles and responsibilities through collaboration, andtracking the design process through construction. This comprehensive handbook covers all of the factors thataffect the design of a building enclosure, including function,visual aesthetics, performance requirements, and many othercriteria. In-depth case studies of projects of various scales,types, and climate conditions illustrate the successfulimplementation of exterior wall enclosure solutions in brickmasonry, stone, architectural concrete, glass, and metals. This unique and indispensable guide: Defines the functions, physical requirements, designprinciples, and types of exterior building enclosures Identifies the participants in the design and constructionprocess and specifies their roles and responsibilities Presents a step-by-step process for the design of exteriorenclosures, from defining goals and developing concepts throughcreating construction documents Reviews the construction process from bidding and negotiationthrough the paper phase to the "brick and mortar" stage Provides details on the properties of exterior enclosurematerials, including structural considerations, weather protection,fire safety, and more Covers a variety of materials, including brick masonry, naturalstone masonry, architectural concrete, metal framing and glass, andall-glass enclosures Written by the technical director of the San Francisco office ofSkidmore, Owings & Merrill, Exterior Building Enclosuresis an indispensable resource for architects, engineers, facadeconsultants, and green design consultants working on commercialbuilding projects.

Spon S Architects And Builders Price

Author: Davis Langdon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136932097
Size: 74.26 MB
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With tender prices rising slightly, looking at price lists is not enough – you need SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2011 to get a competitive edge. SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, provides an ongoing reality check and adjustment for changing market conditions. This is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for major works contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value, as well as minor works. Major changes have been made to this 136th edition: Overheads and profits have been kept low and in line with actual levels. Preliminaries have also been dropped to 11%, on a lower cost base. And labour rates have been adjusted to reflect today’s fragile market. As well as an overhaul of prices, Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2011includes: new Measured Works items including bio diverse roofs; Clayboard void formers; fire resisting glass blocks; UPVC window options (coloured, Secured by Design); glazing (curve cutting, drill holes); insulating panels (Kooltherm, Thermafloor, Thermaline); more internal door options; blister tactile paving; Metsec SFS framing; Ecosil paint new Approximate Estimating items: lift pits; Corium brick tiles; solar hot water; photovoltaic cells; and polished plaster extra elemental building cost models on land remediation; school refurbishment; and office refurbishment. Buyers of this 2011 edition can make a free internet download of SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ price data, which will run to the end of 2011 and: Access Spon’s new Approximate Estimates rate data, as well as the Measured Works data Produce estimate and tender documents Generate priced or unpriced schedules Adjust rates and data and enter rogue items Export schedules into Excel Carry out an index search. This year, for the first time, the resources include a versatile and powerful ebook.

New Forms

Author: The Plan
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Explores present day architecture through a collection of drawings that detail how buildings around the world were designed and constructed, enhanced with more than 200 color illustrations and 300 black-and-white illustrations.

Bulletin

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Size: 18.53 MB
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Report

Author: International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 26.13 MB
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