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By Richard A. Behr

Glass is a well-liked cladding fabric for contemporary constructions. the fashion for steel-framed, glass-clad structures rather than these utilizing conventional fabrics similar to brick and urban has inherent difficulties. those contain, for instance, the functionality of architectural glass in severe climatic occasions similar to windstorms and heavy snow lots and likewise in the course of earthquakes. This e-book experiences the state of the art in glass and glazing know-how to withstand failure because of those normal events.

Building code seismic requisites for architectural glass within the usa are thought of to begin with, by way of a bankruptcy on glazing and curtain wall structures to withstand earthquakes. the following chapters speak about snow rather a lot on construction envelopes and glazing structures, and kinds and layout of glazing platforms to withstand snow so much. Wind pressures and the effect of wind-borne particles are then thought of within the subsequent crew of chapters which additionally overview particular kinds of glazing structures to withstand windstorms. a last bankruptcy experiences try equipment for the functionality of glazing platforms in the course of earthquakes and severe climatic events.

With its exceptional editor and group of participants, Architectural glass to withstand seismic and severe climatic occasions is a vital source for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and people excited by designing and specifying construction 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 construction thoughts and attempt easy methods to increase glazing functionality in the course of snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes

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