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RE: A new book about Designs, Inspections and Calculations for Curtain Walls, Aluminum Windows, Glass Walls, Louvers, Skylights, Metal Claddings, Canopies and Balustrades

"Curtain Wall Engineering"
2nd Edition (2018)

ISBN 962-86637-1-2
(Total pages: 272; Pager size: A4; Retail Price: HK$880)

by Dr. Wilson ZHOU Yongsheng

Published by Wilson Curtain Wall Consultant (HK) Limited



RE: "CURTAIN WALL ENGINEERING" - A new book about Designs, Inspections and Calculations for Curtain Walls, Aluminum Windows, Glass Walls, Louvers, Skylights, Metal Claddings, Canopies and Balustrades

A book on curtain wall design was published in 2002 by this company based on the course notes for the course in the Year 2000. Two more courses were given by Wilson Curtain Wall Consultant (HK) Limited. A new course notes with more information about the design for various building envelopes added was prepared. This new book which has further developed the course notes for all the three courses is a new edition of the book published in 2002.

This book covers more facade systems than the first edition. In addition to the curtain wall design, the book has also covered the structural calculations and inspections for curtain walls. The designs, inspections and calculations for other facade systems include skylights, canopies, aluminum windows, window walls, glass walls, glass balustrades and aluminum louvers. The claddings on buildings such as metal wall claddings, stone claddings and roof claddings are also discussed in this book.

This book has gone through the mechanical / structural design processes required for a facade system so that, the readers as designers (or design checkers), are able to check your designs to ensure that all the components in a facade system have been designed and calculated correctly and will perform well in service with no structural stability problems or water leakages and/or excessive air penetration to be worried in the service.

By understanding the designs for curtain walls, the engineers working in building management offices will be able to better understand the inspection results on the curtain walls.



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To place an order, please download the order form ( MS Word format / PDF format ) and mail it together with a check or a money draft payable to "Wilson Curtain Wall Consultant (HK) Limited" to the following address:

Address:

Dr. Wilson ZHOU
WILSON Curtain Wall Consultant (HK) Limited
Room 1514, 15/F,
Technology Park,
18 On Lai Street, Shatin,

New Territories, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2645 1802
Fax: (852) 2645 1824
E-mail: wilson@curtainwall.com.hk

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CONTENTS for

Curtain Wall Engineering

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGN OF BUILDING FACADES
1.1 Types of Building Facade Systems Discussed in this Book
1.2 Curtain Walls with Glass Panels Glazed in Front of the Aluminum Sections with only Sealant (or Gasket) Joints Visible from outside
1.3 Curtain Walls with Glass Panels Clipped on to Aluminum Framing using Aluminum Capping
1.4 Unitized Curtain Wall Systems
1.5 Glass Wall Supported with Glass Fins
1.6 Glass Wall with Spiders and Truss Systems
1.7 Window Walls
1.8 Windows
1.9 Skylights and Canopies
1.10 Stone Claddings and Metal Claddings
1.11 Glass Balustrade of Free-Standing Glass Panels Supported at the Bottom
1.12 Aluminum Louver System

2. CURTAIN WALL DESIGN
2.1 History
2.2 Definition of a Curtain Wall
2.3 Types of Curtain Walls
2.4 Design of a Curtain Wall

3. DESIGN USING GLASS
3.1 General
3.2 Chemical Compositions for Glass
3.3 Production of Annealed Float Glass
3.4 Mechanical/Physical Properties of Glass
3.5 Ultimate Bending Stresses of Glass
3.6 Allowable Bending Stress
3.7 Selection of Glass Using Timoshenko Formulas for Structural Calculation or Using BS 6262
3.8 Calculation of Deflections and Bending Stresses for Laminated Glass and Double Glazing Glass Panels
3.9 When Should We Use Tempered Glass?
3.10 Causes to Glass Breakage
3.11 Under What Conditions Should Not the Tempered Glass Be Used?
3.12 Reflective Glass
3.13 Laminated Glass
3.14 Correct Use of Safety Films for Glass
3.15 Low E Glass
3.16 Self-Cleaning Glass
3.17 Quality Requirements for Glass
3.18 Safety to Human Impacts
3.19 Codes to Be Followed for Glass Design

4. DESIGN USING ALUMINUM íV STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS FOR MULLIONS AND TRANSOMS
4.1 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
4.2 Codes for Aluminum Design
4.3 Physical Properties of Aluminum
4.4 Permissible Stresses for Aluminum Alloy 6063 and 6061 Extrusions
4.5 Finishes for Aluminum Alloys
4.6 Structural Calculation

5. DESIGN USING SEALANT
5.1 General
5.2 Sealant Types Based on Uses
5.3 Sealant Application
5.4 Sealant Test
5.5 Allowable Stresses
5.6 Calculation for Sealant Bite
5.7 Sealant for Double Glazing Units
5.8 Joint of Weather Sealant
5.9 A Field Sealant Adhesion Test
5.10 Butterfly Test: To Check the Mix of Two Parts (or Multi Parts) of the Sealant (ASTM C1401)
5.11 Other Sealant Tests to Check the Quality of a Sealant (ASTM C1401)

6. DESIGN USING GASKET
6.1 Definition
6.2 Gasket Types Based on Its Material
6.3 Gasket Profiles

7. BOLTS, SCREWS, RIVETS AND METAL LUGS
7.1 Bolts and Nuts and Screws (Stainless Steel)
7.2 Rivets
7.3 Examples: Sashes Detached from a Residential Building
7.4 How to Calculate a Screw?
7.5 Exercises:
7.6 Metal Lugs

8. HOW TO DESIGN A WINDOW SYSTEM
8.1 Typical Window Sections
8.2 Design for a Sliding Door System
8.3 Calculation for Metal Lugs
8.4 Are Expansion Joints Necessary for Windows

9. HOW TO DESIGN A STONE CLADDING SYSTEM
9.1 General
9.2 Stone Data
9.3 Typical Fixings for Stone Panels
9.4 Fixings to Concrete: Anchor Bolts or Embeds?
9.5 Will Mid-Span Support Reduce the Bending Stress in a Stone Panel?
9.6 Installation Tolerances
9.7 Expansion Joints
9.8 Can Epoxy Be Used to Fix Stone Panels?
9.9 GRP (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polyester Resins)
9.10 Polyurethanes

10. DESIGN FOR GLASS WALLS, CANOPIES AND SKYLIGHTS
10.1 Glass Walls
10.2 Skylight and Domes
10.3 Canopies
10.4 Glass Doors

11. HOW TO DETERMINE DESIGN WIND PRESSURES ON A BUILDING ENCLOSURE
11.1 The Wind
11.2 Typhoons
11.3 Boundary Layer Wind Flow
11.4 General Distribution of Wind Pressures on Building Surface
11.5 How to Use Hong Kong Wind Code to Determine the Design Wind Pressures on a Building Enclosure
11.6 Pressure Coefficients on a Rectangular Building Based on 2004 Wind Code
11.7 Wind Tunnel Tests

12. DESIGN FOR GLASS BALUSTRADES
12.1 Glass Balustrades
12.2 When is a Barrier Required?
12.3 Minimum Requirements for a Barrier
12.4 Typical Designs for Balustrades

13. DESIGN FOR LOUVERS
13.1 Components in Louvers
13.2 Types of Louvers
13.3 Weathering of a Louver System
13.4 Fixings for Louver Blades
13.5 Calculation for Free Area Ratio for a Louver System

14. MOCK-UP TESTING
14.1 Why Should Curtain Walls Be Tested?
14.2 Mock-Up Size
14.3 Other Tests
14.4 Test Required by Hong Kong Housing Authority
14.5 Test Equipment
14.6 Testing Procedures

15. FIRE RESISTANCE REQUIRED BY BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT TO SKYLIGHTS AND CURTAIN WALLS
15.1 The Objective of a Fire Resisting Construction
15.2 How to Achieve the Objectives
15.3 Requirements for Skylights and Curtain Walls
15.4 Requirements for Claddings on Buildings

16. CURTAIN WALL CALCULATIONS (fixings)
16.1 Calculations for the Embeds
16.2 A Calculation Sample for the Embed Shown in Fig.16.1

17. DESIGN FOR METAL CLADDING SYSTEMS
17.1 Fixings for Metal Cladding Systems
17.2 Calculation Should Include Local Buckling
17.3 Panels Hung on a Frame Should Have a Locking System to Avoid Uplift
17.4 Installation Tolerances When Halfen Channels Are Used
17.5 Panels Fixed Around Its Edges with Screws
17.6 Metal Roof Claddings

18. DIFINITIONS OF THE TERMS USED IN CURTAIN WALL DESIGN

REFERENCES