The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

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The Complete Guide to Preventing Architectural Water Infiltration Issues This insightful guide illustrates how to fortify buildings to withstand the onslaught of nature, primarily against wind and rain, with a back-to-basics look at water infiltration prevention techniques. This guide for architects and builders: Includes an overview of general guidelines as well as coverage of applications such as those used in below-grade conditions, sealants, and membranes Covers massing, orientation, seismic issues, wind loads, and discussion of building systems Examines the key factors causing water infiltration in buildings: exposure, thermal loads, structural movement, and building configuration With solid advice from experts in the field, The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration shows how innovations in today's construction techniques simply won't hold water if they don't follow the fundamental ground rules necessary to keep water out.SEISMIC MOVEMENT TESTING The seismic tests should be carried out in two directions in order to realistically test and ... If the chamber is a tall one, a stepladder should be used to inspect the mock-up system from all angles and heights.

Title:The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration
Author:Elmer E. Botsai, Charles Kaneshiro, Phil Cuccia
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-04-05


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