Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Written By Richard A. Behr
Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release : 04 August 2021
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
  • Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book entitled Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events by author: Richard A. Behr which was release on 04 August 2021 and published by Woodhead Publishing Limited with total page 260 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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. ...

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events

Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic Events
  • Author : Richard A. Behr
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-09-14
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

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  • Author : Christian Louter,Freek Bos,Jan Belis,Jean-Paul Lebet
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Total pages : 852
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Total pages : 550
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

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  • Author : Ivanka Netinger Grubeša,Ivana Barisic,Aleksandra Fucic,Samitinjay Sadashivrao Bansode
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-14
  • Total pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

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  • Author : Shin-Che Huang,Hervé Di Benedetto
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-08
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

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  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,João Labrincha,C Leonelli,A Palomo,P Chindaprasit
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Total pages : 852
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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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 ...

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  • Author : Peter A. Claisse
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-05-09
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : Transport Properties of Concrete covers how to measure the ability of ions and fluids to move through concrete material, and how to use the results to model performance. These transport properties largely determine the durability of concrete and of steel embedded within it, as well as the effectiveness of structures ...

Acoustic Emission and Related Non destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

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  • Author : Masayasu Ohtsu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-28
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : The development of NDT (non-destructive testing) techniques used for the inspection of concrete structures is currently in high demand, because many existing structures have become aged and deteriorated in service. In order to formulate predictions on their stability and to estimate their safety, it is necessary to identify damage signals ...

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction

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  • Author : George C. Wang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Total pages : 442
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction strives to integrate the theory, research, and practice of slag utilization, including the production and processing of slags. The topics covered include: production and smelting processes for metals; chemical and physical properties of slags; pretreatment and post-treatment technology to enhance slag properties; ...

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  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Claes G. Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov,Habil Arturas Kaklauskas,Stephen Makonin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Total pages : 510
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment provides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including ...

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  • Author : Marco Casini
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design ...

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  • Author : Kent A. Harries,Bhavna Sharma
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28
  • Total pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive repository of information on materials science and the modern structural engineering application of ancient, vernacular, and nonconventional building materials, with leading experts contributing chapters that focus on current applications and the engineering of these construction materials. Opening with ...

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  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781845693695
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Summary : Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the ...