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By Alan J. Brookes, Maarten Meijs

ISBN-10: 0203099788

ISBN-13: 9780203099780

ISBN-10: 0415383862

ISBN-13: 9780415383868

ISBN-10: 0415383870

ISBN-13: 9780415383875

This key textual content addresses the subject of light-weight claddings in constructions and is an invaluable consultant and reference source.

Written by means of recognized experts within the box, this fourth version of a longtime textual content has been revised all through to include the newest environmental concerns, using wooden and terracotta in cladding, and use of latest fabrics, really the hot moulded fabrics. new chapters disguise wooden and terracotta in cladding. the most different types of cladding platforms are defined intimately and techniques of creation, functionality features, purposes and techniques of meeting are defined clearly.

Illustrated all through with photos and various line drawings, this is often a necessary evaluate of the topic for either the coed and the practicing architect.

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Cement & Concrete Association (1977) Guide to Precast Concrete Cladding, Technical Report No 14, Concrete Society, London. 34 Precast concrete arches at Seville Expo 1992 by Peter Rice. Dawson, S. (1995) Cast in Stone, Architectural Cladding Association, London. Gage, M. (1974) Finishes in Precast Concrete, Architectural Press, London (also published in Architects’ Journal, 26 March 1969). Gilchrist Wilson, J. (1963) Concrete Facing Slabs, Cement and Concrete Association, London. Hartland, R. A.

32 Method of adjustment with cleat fixing offering movement in x, y and z axes. – – – finishes in which the cement surface is removed to expose the aggregate in the concrete; applied finishes, such as tiles, stone facings and bricks; surfaces textured by tamping or shaping. The various methods to produce these finishes are dealt with by Gage (1974) in his guide to exposed concrete finishes. In addition, examples of various exposed aggregate finishes can be seen in Oram (1978). Most precast concrete cladding panels use such exposed aggregate finishes, and their colour and texture are largely affected by the type of aggregate used.

The imaginative use of precast concrete panels by Peter Rice was shown in the precast concrete arches at Seville Expo (Fig. 34). 33 Ribbed concrete panels. BPCF (1973) Precast Concrete Cladding Panels – Method of Attachment, Support and Joint Design, British Precast Concrete Federation, London. BRE (1967) Joints between concrete wall panels: open drained joints, BRE Digest 85, Building Research Establishment, Garston, August. Brookes, A. and Yeomans, D. (1981) Precast Concrete Cladding (Art of Construction Series) , Architects’ Journal, 133 (25), 1217–1224.

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