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Failed Stone: Problems and Solutions with Concrete and Masonry [Paperback]

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Item description for Failed Stone: Problems and Solutions with Concrete and Masonry by Patrick Loughran...

Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. But the fact is they develop problems. It is not always as dramatic as the collapse of a section of the roof of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2004. Gradual changes also occur that may compromise the appearance and structural soundness of buildings constructed with these materials. These changes can be created by efflorescence, thermal stress, weathering, leakage and corrosion.

This book explains how to avoid typical kinds of failure. With this in mind, it systematically analyzes cases of damage in contemporary international architecture. It also offers strategies for minimizing the risk of damage. Examples include such high-visibility structures as Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Parco della Musica in Rome and Vontz Center for Molecular Studies in Cincinnatti. In eight chapters, typical kinds of damage are explained and illustrated with examples.

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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 21, 2006
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764373296  
ISBN13  9783764373290  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Patrick Loughran is an architect and engineer and has worked as a faAade designer in Chicago since 1994. His book Falling Glass: Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture analyzes damage and defects of glass facades and was also published by BirkhAuser.

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