Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual

Thermal and Moisture Protection Manual
  • Author : Christine Beall
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 503
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : UOM:39015045617258

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Learn the principles and methods for designing and measuring the performance of moisture control in buildings. This expert guide covers the physical nature of rain, snow, ice, and vapor behavior...variations in climate...and their effects on the durability of building materials. Packed with the author's own drawings, the reference gives you the latest design, specification, construction and testing methods...explains heat flow and insulation, water penetration, and vapor condensation...discusses roofing, waterproofing, and cladding systems...and examines joint sealants and coatings.

Maintainability Of Facilities: For Building Professionals

Maintainability Of Facilities: For Building Professionals
  • Author : Chew Yit Lin Michael
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Pages : 542
  • Relase : 2010-01-08
  • ISBN : 9789813107755

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This book focuses on spearheading the integration of maintainability, starting right from the design stage. To enable such integration, improving the knowledge of maintainability and setting maintainability benchmarks are two key issues. These objectives are fulfilled with the development of a comprehensive defect library, a material manual and a maintainability scoring system. These tools serve to define acceptable standards in design and construction practices, thus enhancing long-term maintainability of facilities.Maintainability of Facilities: For Building Professionals aims to improve the standard and quality of design, construction and maintenance practices to produce efficient facilities that require minimum maintenance. The text covers technical issues related to maintainability of major components of a facility, and discusses the implications and selection of materials for high maintainability.The target readers are practitioners and students in architecture, engineering, building, real estate, construction, project management, facilities management, quantity and building surveying.

Water in Buildings

Water in Buildings
  • Author : William B. Rose
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2005-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780471468509

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The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects of water on buildings Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is a detailed and highly useful reference to help architects and other design professionals create dry, healthy environments, without jeopardizing a project with poor liability management. Much more than a book of "quick fixes," this practical guide illuminates an essential understanding of the "whys" of moisture problems, including valuable information on how water behaves and how its performance can be anticipated and managed in building design. With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issue of growing concern and liability, Water in Buildings offers the most up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-grade water management, foundations, wall and roof construction, mechanical systems, moisture, and much more! Providing authoritative guidance to designers and builders, this definitive guide features: * Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materials and equipment * An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks * Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright) * Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs

Designing the Exterior Wall

Designing the Exterior Wall
  • Author : Linda Brock
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2015-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781119139706

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By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding types. She features details from real world projects in a variety of climates, successful and unsuccessful case studies, and checklists you can use on your own projects. Helps you reduce your liability by showing why building envelopes fail and how they can be designed to endure. Moves from theory to actual construction by including hundreds of building envelope details from a broad array of projects and climates. Integrates numerous contemporary case studies, including Frank Gehry's Experiential Music Center in Seattle (thin skins), Renzo Piano's Rue de Meaux housing in Paris (terra cotta cladding), and Mario Botta's San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (prefabricated brick panels). Designing the Exterior Wall is a must-have book, whether you're an architect or a student. Order your copy today.

Building Adaptation

Building Adaptation
  • Author : James Douglas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 673
  • Relase : 2006-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781136425097

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As existing buildings age, nearly half of all construction activity in Britain is related to maintenance, refurbishment and conversions. Building adaptation is an activity that continues to make a significant contribution to the workload of the construction industry. Given its importance to sustainable construction, the proportion of adaptation works in relation to new build is likely to remain substantial for the foreseeable future, especially in the developed parts of the world. Building Adaptation, Second Edition is intended as a primer on the physical changes that can affect older properties. It demonstrates the general principles, techniques, and processes needed when existing buildings must undergo alteration, conversion, extension, improvement, or refurbishment. The publication of the first edition of Building Adaptation reflected the upsurge in refurbishment work. The book quickly established itself as one of the core texts for building surveying students and others on undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses. This new edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all the key issues relating to the adaptation of buildings. It deals with any work to a building over and above maintenance to change its capacity, function or performance.

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering

Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering
  • Author : Paul Fazio,Hua Ge,Jiwu Rao,Guylaine Desmarais
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2020-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781000116205

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Buildings influence people. They account for one third of energy consumption across the globe and represent an annual capital expenditure of 7%-10% of GNP in industrialized countries. Their lifetime operation costs can exceed capital investment. Building Engineering aims to make buildings more efficient, safe and economical. One branch of this discipline, Building Physics/Science, has gained prominence, with a heightened awareness of such phenomena as sick buildings, the energy crisis and sustainability, and considering the performance of buildings in terms of climatic loads and indoor conditions. The book reflects the advanced level and high quality of research which Building Engineering, and Building Physics/Science in particular, have reached at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It will be a valuable resource to: engineers, architects, building scientists, consultants on the building envelope, researchers and graduate students.

Minimum Property Standards

Minimum Property Standards
  • Author : United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Housing
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : IND:30000076308661

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Minimum Property Standards for One-and Two-family Dwellings

Minimum Property Standards for One-and Two-family Dwellings
  • Author : United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 1973
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112081490135

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1-2 Family Dwellings, Minimum Property Standards

1-2 Family Dwellings, Minimum Property Standards
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : NWU:35556030613558

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SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
  • Author : Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 3493
  • Relase : 2015-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781493925650

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Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105063475110

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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing

Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : IND:30000129996314

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Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1078
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022730892

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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

HUD Minimum Property Standards

HUD Minimum Property Standards
  • Author : United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 262
  • Relase : 1973
  • ISBN : OSU:32435031443989

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HUD Minimum Property Standards: Multifamily housing

HUD Minimum Property Standards: Multifamily housing
  • Author : United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1973
  • ISBN : OSU:32435031443997

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Minimum Property Standards

Minimum Property Standards
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 564
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : UCAL:B202167

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Mininum Property Standards for Care-type Housing

Mininum Property Standards for Care-type Housing
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : IND:30000076308679

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Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1500
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : UCR:31210023919093

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Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing

Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily Housing
  • Author : United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1973
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112081489582

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Minimum Property Standards for One- and Two-family Dwellings

Minimum Property Standards for One- and Two-family Dwellings
  • Author : United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Housing
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006728094

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