Eighteen peer-reviewed papers address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems, both old and new.
Survey and assessment techniques
Establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components
Case studies of system deterioration and remediation
Energy savings attributable to facade upgrades
Re-cladding of existing buildings.
System types addressed include facades comprised of vintage masonry, limestone, precast concrete panels, thin stone, exposed cast-in-place concrete, aluminum framing, EIFS, and glass and metal walls.