Architectural Metals

Author: L. William Zahner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471045069
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The historic breakthroughs in the science of metallurgy over the last quarter century have produced an array of new metallic building materials. Architects and designers now have a far broader palette of metals to choose from than at any other time in history, and metal is fast becoming the star building material featured in some of today's most exciting new building projects. A book whose time has come, Archi-tectural Metals is the first comprehensive guide to the metals and metallic finishes currently available for use in architecture. Learn from a fourth-generation expert in the field who has, over the past fifteen years, consulted on some of the world's most prestigious building projects. Architectural Metals demystifies metals for architects, artisans, and design professionals providing them with a logical framework for the selection and use of the correct material for the job at hand. Encyclopedic in scope, Architectural Metals is an extremely user-friendly working resource supplying readers with instant access to a wealth of essential information about the forms and behaviors of metallic building materials. From aluminum, stainless steel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes such as titanium, pewter-coated copper, and colored stainless steel, it describes everything architects, engineers, and design professionals need to know about all the common and many uncommon metals at their disposal. Each chapter of Architectural Metals is devoted to a specific type of metal, metallic finish, or coating. Each includes a historical overview, environmental concerns, an exhaustive description of available forms and (where appropriate) colors, performance evaluations, finishes, weathering and corrosion characteristics, maintenance and restoration techniques, fastening, welding, and joining methods, and more. And since each metal-producing industry has its own unique jargon and systems of measurement, the author takes pains throughout to define relevant terms and translate measurement and thickness indices into familiar inch and millimeter scales. Destined to become a standard in the field, Architectural Metals is an indispensable tool for architects, designers, and artisans who work with metals. "Metalis the material of our time. It enables architecture to become sculpture; it also expresses technological possibility as well as the time-honored characteristics of quality and permanence." --From Frank O. Gehry's foreword to Architectural Metals Written by one of the leading experts on architectural metals, this is the first comprehensive guide to the metals and metallic finishes and coatings available for use in architectural construction. Growing out of its author's experiences helping architects realize some of the most exciting designs of the past twenty years, Architectural Metals: * Demystifies metals for architects and design professionals * Supplies a logical framework for selecting the best materials for the job at hand * Provides instant access to everything architects and designers need to

Metals in America s Historic Buildings

Author: Margot Gayle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788147234
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Promotes an awareness of metals in America's buildings and monuments, and makes recommendations for the preservation and repair of such metals. Intended for owners, architects, and building managers who are responsible for the preservation and maintenance of America's architectural heritage. When metal building components need rehabilitation or maintenance, info. on proper preservation techniques for each metal and its alloys has not been available. This sourcebook on historic architectural metals is a reference on metals used in architecture; how they are used, how to identify them, and when to replace them. Photos

New Architecture and Technology

Author: Gyula Sebestyen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136376933
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many books have covered the topics of architecture, materials and technology. 'New Architecture and Technology' is the first to explore the interrelation between these three subjects. It illustrates the impact of modern technology and materials on architecture. The book explores the technical progress of building showing how developments, both past and present, are influenced by design methods. It provides a survey of contemporary architecture, as affected by construction technology. It also explores aspects of building technology within the context of general industrial, social and economic developments. The reader will acquire a vocabulary covering the entire range of structure types and learn a new approach to understanding the development of design.

Materials for Sustainable Sites

Author: Meg Calkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470418923
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Architectural Metal Surfaces

Author: L. William Zahner
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471263357
Format: PDF, ePub
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Architectural Metal Surfaces demonstrates techniques for achieving a variety of surface effects through the application of texture, color treatments, and lighting effects. * Presents more than 150 illustrations. * Helps develop realistic expectations and accurate specifications and details. * Describes the durability and maintenance requirements of various finishes.

Green Building Materials

Author: Ross Spiegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470880555
Format: PDF
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The ultimate user's manual to green building materials To properly select and specify green building materials, successful architects need authoritative, real-world advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on the many practical and economic advantages of "going green." Green Building Materials, Third Edition is the most reliable, up-to-date resource to meet today's green building challenges—from reducing waste and improving energy efficiency to promoting proper code compliance and safeguarding against liability claims. Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third Edition is an excellent hands-on guide to today's newest range of green building materials: what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® category for fast access to specific information, it features: A new chapter on eco-labels, green standards, and product certification A new appendix providing reference information for sustainability standards and standards development organizations New sample specifications, including green power requirements, vegetated green roof systems, rainwater harvesting, and water reuse systems Revised and updated review of trends affecting the future of green building materials Updated approach and reference information for the product selection process Green Building Materials, Third Edition is an essential tool for designing environmentally friendly buildings—ones made from materials that preserve the Earth's natural legacy for future generations.