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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2022
ISBN: 978-0-8031-7716-1
... effectiveness of mitigation and management strategies. Addressing these points, a discussion of current and past practices, evaluation methods, problem and risk identification, as well as mitigation strategies will be presented, along with a case study reviewing a common architectural facade element...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3418-5
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3418-8
... The occurrence of distortions within facade elements in the form of leaning, bowed and vertically displaced wall construction is common in older structures. Quite often these conditions are identified by building owners and serve as the primary focus of investigations to assess...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3418-5
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3418-8
... of the anchors had caused limestone delaminations and spalls, and presented a life-safety risk when fragments of limestone became dislodged and fell from the façade. Adding to this risk, it became clear early in the investigation that for certain areas of corrosion damage, stone cracking was not apparent...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3418-5
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3418-8
... The Wexner Center for the Arts went through a major façade renovation to fix the water leakage and condensation problems. The work included replacing glazed skylights, curtain walls, and roofs. This paper describes how renovation work has been done with modern technologies to study thermal...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... As a building restoration contractor specializing in historic masonry repair and restoration, building owners and architects request that we review building facades with regard to unusual conditions. Over the past 20 years, we have observed structures where life safety is of immediate concern...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... In Chicago, IL, there are hundreds of high-rise buildings that were constructed starting in the 1890s. The exterior facade on these buildings includes terra cotta panels, thick stone panels, thin stone panels, brick veneer, precast concrete, poured-in-place concrete, steel panels, aluminum...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... Facade inspection laws exist at the complex intersection of politics, economics and engineering practice. Nowhere can this be better demonstrated than in a critical examination of New York City's facade inspection laws: their development and how they are practiced. Our experience in New York...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... The late nineteenth century saw the rise of terra cotta as a popular building exterior facade material by offering the general appearance of carved stone at a substantial cost saving. Available in a variety of colors and standard shapes, architects could develop complex patterns and designs...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... Collection, organization and presentation of existing conditions information for facades on large or complex buildings is a complicated and time-consuming task. In addition, analysis of the output can be difficult to interpret due to the large number of data points collected. This paper...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... To the untrained eye of a nonprofessional and even to the trained eye of many professionals, it is not uncommon for casual observance of the facade of a high rise structure to suggest all is well. However, one must look deeper to uncover obscure telltale signs that may reveal underlying problems...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... Case studies of the investigations and repairs of façades of three buildings in the Midwestern United States are discussed. Strength and water penetration issues were identified. The years of initial investigation of the deficient façades range from 1992 to 2000. Building characteristics include...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3475-4
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3475-1
... with a hierarchical database from a personal computer application to increase the efficiency of the data collection, recording, and analysis. palm pilot database microsoft access query survey facade analysis reports Andrew P. Madden and Michael A. Petermann I Preparation for and Collection of Facade...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0-8031-3457-6
ISBN: 978-0-8031-3457-7
... The facades of contemporary buildings clad with dimension stone buildings all too often perform poorly, compared with the walls of much older buildings; despite they're being developed with computers and assembled using space-age parts. At the same time, structures using centuries-old methods...
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Series: ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Publisher: ASTM International
Published: 1977
ISBN: 978-0-8031-8901-0
... Architectural considerations in glazing cover a broad range with the objective of providing a serviceable facade for the benefit of the building owner and occupants. These considerations extend from identifying the scale of general demands upon glazing to assessing the relative merits...