Download e-book for iPad: Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification, by L. William Zahner

By L. William Zahner

ISBN-10: 0471045063

ISBN-13: 9780471045069

The ancient breakthroughs within the technology of metallurgy during the last zone century have produced an array of latest steel construction fabrics. Architects and architects now have a miles broader palette of metals to select from than at the other time in background, and steel is speedy changing into the megastar development fabric featured in a few of modern most enjoyable new construction projects.

A publication whose time has come, Archi-tectural Metals is the 1st finished consultant to the metals and metal finishes at present on hand to be used in structure. research from a fourth-generation specialist within the box who has, during the last fifteen years, consulted on a number of the world's so much prestigious development initiatives. Architectural Metals demystifies metals for architects, artisans, and layout pros supplying them with a logical framework for the choice and use of the right kind fabric for the activity at hand.

Encyclopedic in scope, Architectural Metals is an incredibly straight forward operating source offering readers with speedy entry to a wealth of crucial information regarding the varieties and behaviors of metal development fabrics. From aluminum, chrome steel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes akin to titanium, pewter-coated copper, and coloured chrome steel, it describes every thing architects, engineers, and layout pros want to know approximately the entire universal and lots of unusual metals at their disposal.

every one bankruptcy of Architectural Metals is dedicated to a particular kind of steel, metal end, or coating. every one contains a historic review, environmental issues, an exhaustive description of accessible varieties and (where applicable) colours, functionality reviews, finishes, weathering and corrosion features, upkeep and recovery innovations, fastening, welding, and becoming a member of equipment, and extra. and because each one metal-producing has its personal distinct jargon and structures of dimension, the writer takes pains all through to outline correct phrases and translate size and thickness indices into ordinary inch and millimeter scales.

Destined to develop into a typical within the box, Architectural Metals is an critical device for architects, designers, and artisans who paintings with metals.

"Metalis the fabric of our time. It permits structure to turn into sculpture; it additionally expresses technological threat in addition to the usual features of caliber and permanence." --From Frank O. Gehry's foreword to Architectural Metals

Written through one of many best specialists on architectural metals, this can be the 1st complete advisor to the metals and metal finishes and coatings on hand to be used in architectural development. turning out to be out of its author's reports assisting architects observe one of the most interesting designs of the prior two decades, Architectural Metals:
* Demystifies metals for architects and layout pros
* provides a logical framework for choosing the simplest fabrics for the activity handy
* offers quick entry to every thing architects and architects desire to

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