Modern Construction Envelopes (2nd Edition) (Modern by Andrew Watts

By Andrew Watts

The second one version of contemporary building Envelopes used to be initially in response to the 2 books by way of Andrew Watts, sleek building Roofs and glossy building Facades . either volumes have been accrued into one unmarried quantity and consolidated by way of content material, which allows the honor of facades and roofs as envelopes. utilizing present examples by means of popular architects, Watts offers the optimistic and material-related information. This presentation is predicated on a textual content, images, and standardized element drawings, in addition to 3D representations of the parts. the recent variation has 3D perspectives which are more uncomplicated to appreciate than the 1st version, with sharper photographs and extra key motives.

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The same principles apply as those for continuously supported sheet metal parapets and cills. dow interlocks with the horizontal joints and has coverstrips applied on the vertical joints. The second method is to use metal sheet to form a reveal. A single sheet of metal, 1200 or 1500mm wide coil (4ft or 5ft), is fixed to a light gauge steel frame which is insulated. The inner framed wall has a vapour barrier and an inner metal sheet, usually matching the adjacent inner face of the panels. Windows and door openings There are two methods of creating an opening in a composite panel for both horizontally- and vertically-set panels.

Floor slab or backing wall 8. Adjacent curtain wall 1 2 4 1 5 4 4 2 3-D view of metal mesh clamped to supporting frame 7 Vertical section 1:10. Metal mesh supported from steel structure on top of regular rainscreen clad structure 3-D view of metal mesh fixed to steel frame with maintenance deck behind MCE_ 58 the flat rod. These open weave types are made in widths of around 6000mm (20ft) though these sizes are difficult to use in facade panels since the support grid of around 2000mm (6ft 6in) is usually needed to restrain the material.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Vapour barrier Internal finish Roof, typically profiled metal sheet Curved eaves profile Concealed gutter Exposed gutter Supporting structural frame Structural slab Window frame Metal trim to window Metal parapet coping 8 3-D detail view of profiled metal sheet connection to blockwork wall 2 4 5 3-D detail view of profiled metal sheet with gutter 3-D exploded detail view of profiled metal sheet connection to blockwork wall 8 12 4 2 13 5 3-D exploded view of profiled metal sheet assembly with gutter MCE_ 32 9 9 8 3 5 2 5 8 4 4 13 13 3-D exploded view of horizontally set folded metal sheet 3-D exploded view of vertically set folded metal sheet 4 3 3 15 3 6 5 5 15 16 3-D view and exploded axonometric of window head detail 16 15 15 16 4 16 4 5 3 3 6 5 3-D section of recessed aluminium window in profiled metal facade 3-D section of recessed aluminium window in profiled metal facade 3-D view and exploded axonometric of window cill detail MCE_ 33 Metal Walls 03 Composite panels 9 1 2 3-D view of composite panels fixed to aluminium supporting frame with interlocking joints on two sides with vertical (right) and horizontal (left) capping pieces 2 9 18 6 10 10 10 7 Horizontal section 1:5.

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