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    Repair, Retrofit and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems

    Boyd Jon, Johnson Paul
    Published: 2009

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    Eighteen peer-reviewed papers address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems, both old and new.

    Topics cover:
    • Survey and assessment techniques
    • Establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components
    • Case studies of system deterioration and remediation
    • Serviceability issues
    • Seismic retrofit
    • 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.

    Table of Contents

    Case History of the Use of Electronic Survey Techniques to Assess Planar Distortions in Building Facades

    Qualitative Sampling of the Building Envelope for Water Leakage

    Applying C1601-06 “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Masonry Wall Surfaces” in Practice

    The Identification of Corrosion-Related Damage from Cramp Anchors in a Limestone-Clad Building Façade Using NDE Techniques

    Snap, Crackle, Pop: Remediation of a Noisy Curtain Wall

    Techniques for Predicting Cladding Design Wind Pressures

    Erroneous Design Assumptions and Construction Defects in a Thin Stone Facade System

    Energy Savings Resulting from Building Envelope Upgrades in Mid-Rise Construction—A Case Study

    Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF) Within Pre-Cast Concrete Cladding Panels on a Mid-Rise Commercial Office Building: A Case Study

    Sill Pan Flashing for Block-Frame Windows in Recessed Concrete Openings—Case Studies

    Envelope Remediation—A Case Study in Support of an Over-Cladding Approach

    Over-Cladding of Aluminum Framed Curtainwalls and Skylights

    Façade Renovation of the Wexner Center for the Arts

    A Form to Follow Function: Recladding A Regional Healthcare Facility

    Repair of an Earthquake Damaged Building Façade in Coordination with FEMA: A Case Study Including Stabilization, Evaluation, Historically Sensitive Restoration, and Hazard Mitigation

    Design of Engineered Drainable Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) Cladding

    Evaluation of Debonding of Lamina from Foam and Repairs to Exterior Insulation and Finish System Façade

    Retrofitting Barrier Exterior Insulation and Finish System: Methodology and Performance Assessment

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1493-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8009-3

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3418-8