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

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CLADDING WITH MASONRY AND CONCRETE

Masonry Veneer Curtain Walls

Prefabricated Brick Panel Curtain Walls

Stone Curtain Walls

Stone Panels Mounted on a Steel Subframe

Monolithic Stone Cladding Panels

Stone Cladding on Steel Trusses

Posttensioned Limestone Spandrel Panels

Very Thin Stone Facings

Precast Concrete Curtain Walls

Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Curtain Walls

Exterior Insulation and Finish System

Future Directions in Masonry and Stone Cladding

FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington

Architects Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates created a bold pattern of precast concrete sunshades and spandrel panels for the facades of the United Parcel Service Headquarters Building in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brian Gassel/TVS & Associates)

Buildings framed with structural steel or concrete are often clad with brick masonry, stone masonry, cut stone panels, or precast concrete. These substantial materials, though in fact they are supported by the loadbearing frame of the building, impart a sense of solidity and permanence. Thin facings of masonry or concrete, however, do not behave the same way as solid loadbearing walls. When mounted on a frame, these brittle materials must adjust to the movements of the frame and maintain weathertightness despite being applied in a layer only a few inches thick. Careful detailing and good ...

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