In recent years the design of exterior walls has incorporated more diverse materials and complex building technology than ever before. The use of metal, glass, stone, concrete, and masonry in the building facade challenges architects, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors to better understand materials and systems. STP 1034 reflects this trend and provides the building industry with information and solutions based on actual building projects. 14 peer-reviewed papers written by experts in the design and technology of exterior wall systems cover design concerns of exterior wall systems; testing and analysis; structural sealant glazing; stone selection; and precast and composite concrete wall systems. Each paper uses case studies to illustrate the successes and failures of exterior wall systems. For architects, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors.
Full-Scale Performance Testing of Curtain Walls
Field Testing of Pressure-Equalized Rain Screen Walls
Brown W., Dalgliesh W., Rousseau M.
Silicone Adhesives/Sealants in Curtain Wall Design
Horschig D., O'Brien W.
Structural Sealant Glazing in the 1980s
Parise C., Spindler R.
The Breuer-Beckhard Precast Facades
Insulated Concrete Sandwich Walls
Paper ID: STP1034-EB