Glass Construction Manual (2nd Edition) by Christian Schittich

By Christian Schittich

Glass deals a large choice of attainable functions for the conclusion of even the main formidable designs in structure, and some time past 20 years it has skilled an unprecedented burst of innovation. For planners, this implies operating continually with this high-performance fabric.

In compact and attractive shape, the thoroughly revised Glass building Manual provides the present cutting-edge on making plans and construction with glass, from the heritage in the course of the technical foundations all of the technique to the main leading edge purposes. miraculous views on thermal insulation and sunlight safety and the addition of thoughtfully chosen new functional examples around off this complete reference paintings.

Show description

Read or Download Glass Construction Manual (2nd Edition) PDF

Similar construction books

Aluminum structures. A Guide to Their Specifications and Design

At the First Edition:
"The e-book is successful in offering a entire creation to using aluminum
structures . . . includes plenty of beneficial details. "
-Materials & production Processes
"A needs to for the aluminum engineer. The authors are to be recommended for his or her painstaking paintings. "
-Light steel Age
Technical counsel and suggestion for designing aluminum structures
Aluminum constructions, moment version demonstrates how powerful, light-weight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up an entire new global of layout chances for engineering and structure execs. Keyed to the revised Specification for Aluminum buildings of the 2000 version of the Aluminum layout guide, it presents quickly look-up tables for layout calculations; examples of lately equipped aluminum structures-from constructions to bridges; and a comparability of aluminum to different structural fabrics, relatively metal. themes lined include:
* Structural homes of aluminum alloys
* Aluminum structural layout for beams, columns, and pressure members
* Extruding and different fabrication techniques
* Welding and mechanical connections
* Aluminum structural platforms, together with area frames, composite contributors, and plate structures
* Inspection and testing
* Load and resistance issue design
* contemporary advancements in aluminum buildings

INTRO TO MODERN VEHICLE DESIGN

An advent to fashionable automobile layout offers an intensive creation to the numerous features of passenger vehicle layout in a single quantity. beginning with easy rules, the writer builds up research strategies for all significant features of auto and part layout. topics of present curiosity to the motor undefined, comparable to failure prevention, designing with smooth fabrics, ergonomics and regulate structures are lined intimately, and the writer concludes with a dialogue at the destiny tendencies in vehicle layout.

Mauerwerk Atlas

Die Konstruktionsatlanten der variation "Detail" haben im Bereich baukonstruktiver Fachliteratur Maßstäbe gesetzt. Dieser Band der Reihe zeigt nun als vollständig neu erarbeitete Ausgabe die heutigen Möglichkeiten des Mauerwerkbaus und dokumentiert ausführlich die technischen Grundlagen der Konstruktion: Materialeigenschaften von Stein und Mörtel, Steinformate und -verbände, Tragverhalten sowie Konstruktions- und Ausführungsweisen im Mauerwerksbau werden ebenso erläutert wie die bauphysikalischen Anforderungen an Wärme-, Feuchte-, Schall- und Brandschutz und der neueste Stand der Normung.

Introduction to Systemic Therapy with Individuals: A Social Constructionist Approach (Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy)

In recent times, the advantages and purposes of systemic treatment with members, as well as its extra conventional perform with households, has been more and more well-known. this crucial new textual content offers trainees and practitioners new to this strategy with a full of life, available and punctiliously useful creation to the major theoretical options and methods.

Extra info for Glass Construction Manual (2nd Edition)

Example text

The result is a fascinating exhibition of the play of coloured light on the floor, pews and wall behind the altar, changing constantly as the sun moves across the sky. Jean Nouvel is another architect who has used changing colours – on the Torre Agbar, Barcelona’s latest landmark (fig. 31). He achieved this by cladding the inner leaf of his tapering tower with coloured trapezoidal profile metal sheeting and using glass louvres for the outer leaf. 31 41 Glass architecture from the Modern Movement to the present day Translucency and reflection The creative use of glass on the facade is not confined to softening the outer skin or setting accents by means of reflections.

Be effective and was soon abandoned; but the General Motors Technical Center does not require any press-fit metal retainers. In this case the sealing lip is distorted upon inserting the glass pane and subsequently secured by inserting an extra wedge profile (fig. 40, p. 49). Permanently elastic synthetic rubber gaskets quickly found widespread favour in the building industry and since the mid-1960s have been a regular feature of facade technology. Neoprene gaskets were first used in Germany in 1962.

The motif covers the entire, completely regular facade and leads to the loss of all tectonic references. On the outside of a combined police and fire station (2004) in Berlin’s new parliamentary district, they used coated glass to create a fascinating pattern of different shades of red and green, reflecting the traditional colours of the fire brigade and police force in Germany (see Example 13, pp. 239– 41). The facade is made even more interesting through the reflections in its angled, scale-like surface.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 12 votes