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    Performance of Exterior Building Walls

    Johnson PG
    Published: 2003

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    Get the latest information on testing, analysis, development, and design of exterior building wall systems. 20 peer-reviewed papers examine a broad spectrum of topics, including:

    • Product Development

    • Code Issues

    • Seismic Considerations

    • Wind Evaluation

    • Methods to Predict Condensation

    • Current Standards and Future Considerations

    • And More!

    This publication is a valuable resource for architects, engineers, contractors, those involved in materials testing and development, and educators in architectural and engineering departments.

    Table of Contents

    Meeting of Minds—Architect, Contractor, and Owner, The Subtle Process of Communication

    Ambiguities, Changes, and Contradictions in Building Wall Literature

    Wind Load Design and Performance Testing of Exterior Walls: Current Standards and Future Considerations

    The Use of Wind Tunnels to Assist in Cladding Design for Buildings

    The Importance of Studying Exemplars when Designing Stone Facades

    “Building a Better Wall System”; The Application of ASTM E 2099 “Standard Practice for the Specification and Evaluation of Pre-Construction Laboratory Mockups of Exterior Wall Systems”

    A Detailing Method for Improving Leakage Prevention of Exterior Wall Weatherproofing

    Connectivity of the Air Barrier and Building Envelope System: Materials, Process, and Quality Assurance

    Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Anchored Brick Veneer Walls

    Determination of Poisson's Ratio of Silicone Sealants from Ultrasonic and Tensile Measurements

    When Does it Become a Leak? A Case Study

    Evaluation of the Condensation Index Rating as Determined using the Proposed Testing Method in the NFRC 500 Draft Procedure

    A New Protocol for the Inspection and Testing of Building Envelope Air Barrier Systems

    Overview of ASTM MNL 40, Moisture Analysis and Condensation Control in Building Envelopes

    A Verification Method for Prevention of Penetration of Moisture to Prove Compliance of Performance-Based Building Codes

    Stucco Cladding — Lessons Learned from Problematic Facades

    Panelized Wall Construction: Design, Testing, and Construction Procedures

    A Wall System that Inherently Satisfies Proposed NEHRP Seismic Design Provisions for Architectural Glass

    A Basic Guide to Minimize Sealant Joint Failures in Exterior Building Walls

    Selected Performance Characteristics of a Dual Purpose 100% Acrylic Polymer-Based Coating that Performs as Both a Weather Resistive Component for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), and as an Adhesive for Attachment of the Insulation Board

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1422-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5474-2

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3457-7