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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

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WINDOWS AND DOORS

Windows

Types of Windows

Window Frames

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PLASTICS IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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Glazing

Installing Windows

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CONSIDERATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY RELATING TO WINDOWS AND DOORS

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• Doors

Wood Doors

Steel Flush Doors

Fire Doors

Egress Doors and Accessible Doors

Safety Considerations in Windows and Doors

Fenestration Testing and Standards

Structural Performance and Resistance to Wind and Rain

Thermal Performance

Impact Resistance

Blast Resistance

The mullion patterns of steel-framed windows are matched to the rusticated joints of the concrete cladding on the Arizona State University School of Architecture. (Architect: Hillier Group. Photograph © Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

Doors and windows are very special components of walls. Doors permit people, goods, and, in some cases, vehicles to pass through walls. Windows allow for simultaneous control of the passage of light, air, and sight through walls. Windows and doors, in addition to performing these important functions, play a large ...

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