Cladding of Buildings by Alan J. Brookes, Maarten Meijs

By Alan J. Brookes, Maarten Meijs

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

Written through 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 recent fabrics, fairly the hot moulded fabrics. new chapters hide wooden and terracotta in cladding. the most kinds of cladding structures are defined intimately and strategies of construction, functionality features, functions and techniques of meeting are defined clearly.

Illustrated all through with images and various line drawings, this can be a vital assessment of the topic for either the coed and the training architect.

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The main reason for their use is that 32 Precast concrete cladding they are considerably cheaper than non-ferrous angle cleats and can more easily accommodate dimensional inaccuracies in the structure. Usually, they are set in a 50 mm =50 mm pocket in the in situ floor slab, a 50 mm diameter hole being provided in the panel to receive the dowel bar. The space around the dowel is grouted with either neat cement or an epoxy resin grout. Where dowels are used in conjunction with panels supported at their head, some provision for vertical movement may be required.

J. (1966) Precast Concrete Cladding, Fountain Press, London. Oram, J. (1978) Precast Concrete Cladding, Cement and Concrete Association, London. PCI (1973) Architectural Precast Concrete, Pre-Stressed Concrete Institute, Chicago. Property Services Agency Method of Building (1978) Technical Guidance on Precast Concrete – Non-loadbearing Cladding, MOB doc. 704, 2nd edn, PSA Library, London, December. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 911 10 11 12 13 14 15 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 2 Terracotta and brick slips Production of terracotta Whilst, like bricks, terracotta is made of clay, the process of manufacture is much more demanding.

Panels can then be restrained 30 Precast concrete cladding either by dowel bars or by angle cleats, both of which must be fixed so as to permit vertical movements arising from the deformation of the structure or movement of the panels. Various combinations of dowel and cleat fixings are shown in Fig. 30. Contractors often prefer cleat fixings at the top with dowel or cleat fixings at the bottom (types a and b) because this facilitates quick erection; however, building inspectors sometimes prefer panels to overhang the slab, as in theory should the fixing fail the panel would fall inwards under its own weight and wind loading.

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