Modern Construction Envelopes (2nd Edition) (Modern by Andrew Watts

By Andrew Watts

The second one version of contemporary building Envelopes used to be initially in accordance with the 2 books by way of Andrew Watts, smooth building Roofs and sleek development Facades . either volumes have been accumulated into one unmarried quantity and consolidated by way of content material, which allows the glory of facades and roofs as envelopes. utilizing present examples by way of popular architects, Watts provides the optimistic and material-related information. This presentation is predicated on a textual content, pictures, and standardized aspect drawings, in addition to 3D representations of the elements. the recent version has 3D perspectives which are more straightforward to appreciate than the 1st variation, with sharper pictures and extra key reasons.

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Joint between composite panel and concrete wall with fully interlocking connection 11 3-D view of partially interlocking panels with flush window and curved corner panel 10 Horizontal section 1:5. Panels interlocking on 4 sides spanning either vertically or horizontally 10 Horizontal section 1:5. Fully interlocking internal corner panel 10 Horizontal section 1:5. Fully interlocking curved external corner panel MCE_ 40 sitions between window openings and composite panels are becoming more economic with standard extrusions and rubber-based seals.

Waterproof membrane 8. Internal finish 9. Supporting structure 10. Pressed metal cill 11. Pressed metal coping 12. Continuity of waterproofing layers of wall and roof MCE_ 48 membrane but this makes it necessary for support brackets to be fixed through the insulation to the supporting wall behind. Sometimes holes have to be cut in the insulation, which reduces its effectiveness, but it is always better if the fixings for support rails can be fixed at the same time as the insulation in order to co-ordinate them and avoid later cutting of the insulation.

Since windows and doors are sealed against the waterproofing layer behind the rainscreen panel rather than to the panel itself, these separations are straightforward to achieve. These open joints around openings are made in a way that conceals the waterproof layer behind, thus protecting it from both accidental damage from building users and from the possible effects from sunlight heating up the membrane or attacking it with UV light. Windows and doors are usually provided with an additional wider frame or trim at their edges in order to allow thermal insulation in the cavity to provide continuity at the opening and allow the rainscreen panel to lap against it.

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