Tag: Enclosures

Exterior Building Enclosures: Design Process and Composition for Innovative Facades

Acknowledgments v

Chapter 1 Basics 1

Understanding the Basics 1

Process 2

Definition 2

Functions 3

Elements and Forces on the Exterior Enclosure 23

Design Principles 43

Basic Types 51

Interfaces of Enclosure Types 52

Summary 53

Chapter 2 Participants 55

Owner 58

Architect 62

Engineers 67

Design Team Resources: Material Suppliers, System Fabricators, and Specialty Fabricators 76

Builders 79

Summary 85

Chapter 3 Design Process 87

Step 1: Define and Establish Enclosure Goals 87

Step 2: Enclosure Concepts 89

Step 3: Research, Collection, and Analysis 92

Step 4: Schematic Design/Design Development: Enclosure System Development 97

Schematic Design 98

Design Development 105

Step 5: Construction Documents 117

Summary 134

Chapter 4 Construction 135

Step 6: Construction Process 135

Bidding or Tender: The Step In-Between 137

Paper Stage of Construction 139

Enclosures Detailed Primarily by the Architect 142

“Bricks and Mortar”Stage 144

Summary 149

Chapter 5 Brick Masonry 151

Overview 151

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