Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events Book

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events


  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-09-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845696856
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events Summary:

Glass is a popular cladding material for modern buildings. The trend for steel-framed, glass-clad buildings instead of those using traditional materials such as brick and concrete has inherent problems. These include, for example, the performance of architectural glass in extreme climatic events such as windstorms and heavy snow loads and also during earthquakes. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to these natural events. Building code seismic requirements for architectural glass in the United States are considered first of all, followed by a chapter on glazing and curtain wall systems to resist earthquakes. The next two chapters discuss snow loads on building envelopes and glazing systems, and types and design of glazing systems to resist snow loads. Wind pressures and the impact of wind-borne debris are then considered in the next group of chapters which also review special types of glazing systems to resist windstorms. A final chapter reviews test methods for the performance of glazing systems during earthquakes and extreme climatic events. With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Architectural glass to resist seismic and extreme climatic events is an essential resource for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and those involved in designing and specifying building glazing and cladding materials in areas where severe windstorms, snow and earthquakes are a threat. Considers the state of the art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to extreme climatic events Reviews specific building techniques and test methods to enhance glazing performance during snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events Book

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events


  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1845693698
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

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Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events Summary:

Glass is a popular cladding material for modern buildings. The trend for steel-framed, glass-clad buildings instead of those constructed with traditional materials (such as brick and concrete) has inherent problems. These include the performance of architectural glass in extreme climatic events such as windstorms and heavy snow loads and earthquakes. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing technology to resist failure due to these natural events. The first chapter addresses building code seismic requirements for architectural glass in the United States, followed by a chapter on glazing and curtain wall systems to resist earthquakes. The next two chapters discuss snow loads on building envelopes and glazing systems, and types and design of glazing systems to resist snow loads. Other chapters consider wind pressures and the impact of wind-borne debris as well as special types of glazing systems to resist windstorms. A final chapter reviews test methods for the performance of glazing systems during earthquakes and extreme climatic events.

Challenging Glass 4   COST Action TU0905 Final Conference Book

Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference


  • Author : Christian Louter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138001640
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference Summary:

This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 “Structural Glass – Novel design methods and next generation products”. It contains nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers – published by more than 180 authors from 22 different countries – that focus on the architectural and structural applications of glass in structures and facades. As such, it provides a profound state-of-the-art of structural glass design and engineering. A must-read for all architects, engineers, scientists, industry partners and other enthusiasts interested in this rapidly evolving and challenging domain.

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Book

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782424017
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs Summary:

Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction Book

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction


  • Author : Ivanka Netinger Grubeša
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081003763
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb

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Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction Summary:

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction focuses predominantly on the utilization of ferrous slag (blast furnace and steel slag) in building construction. This extensive literature review discusses the worldwide utilization of ferrous slag and applications in all sectors of civil engineering, including structural engineering, road construction, and hydro-technical structures. It presents cutting-edge research on the characteristics and properties of ferrous slag, and its overall impact on the environment. Comprehensively reviews the literature on the use of blast furnace and steel slag in civil engineering Examines the environmental impact of slag production and its effect on human health Presents cutting-edge research from worldwide studies on the use of blast furnace and steel slag

Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials Book
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Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857097729
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials Summary:

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. Reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials Provides a thorough overview, including strengths and shortcomings, of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-labeling of eco-efficient construction and building materials Includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building

Advances in Asphalt Materials Book

Advances in Asphalt Materials


  • Author : Shin-Che Huang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002711
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb

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Advances in Asphalt Materials Summary:

The urgent need for infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance has led to a rise in the levels of research into bituminous materials. Breakthroughs in sustainable and environmentally friendly bituminous materials are certain to have a significant impact on national economies and energy sustainability. This book will provide a comprehensive review on recent advances in research and technological developments in bituminous materials. Opening with an introductory chapter on asphalt materials and a section on the perspective of bituminous binder specifications, Part One covers the physiochemical characterisation and analysis of asphalt materials. Part Two reviews the range of distress (damage) mechanisms in asphalt materials, with chapters covering cracking, deformation, fatigue cracking and healing of asphalt mixtures, as well as moisture damage and the multiscale oxidative aging modelling approach for asphalt concrete. The final section of this book investigates alternative asphalt materials. Chapters within this section review such aspects as alternative binders for asphalt pavements such as bio binders and RAP, paving with asphalt emulsions and aggregate grading optimization. Provides an insight into advances and techniques for bituminous materials Comprehensively reviews the physicochemical characteristics of bituminous materials Investigate asphalt materials on the nano-scale, including how RAP/RAS materials can be recycled and how asphalt materials can self-heal and rejuvenator selection

Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements  Mortars and Concretes Book
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Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements Mortars and Concretes


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 852
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782422884
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

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Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements Mortars and Concretes Summary:

This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on new developments in alkali-activation. The main binder of concrete, Portland cement, represents almost 80% of the total CO2 emissions of concrete which are about 6 to 7% of the Planet’s total CO2 emissions. This is particularly serious in the current context of climate change and it could get even worse because the demand for Portland cement is expected to increase by almost 200% by 2050 from 2010 levels, reaching 6000 million tons/year. Alkali-activated binders represent an alternative to Portland cement having higher durability and a lower CO2 footprint. Reviews the chemistry, mix design, manufacture and properties of alkali-activated cement-based concrete binders Considers performance in adverse environmental conditions. Offers equal emphasis on the science behind the technology and its use in civil engineering.