Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification and Performance, by L. William Zahner gives wealth of information on the diverse forms and behaviors of frequent and several uncommon metals used in architectural construction. This book discusses new metals and finishes presently utilized in structure similar to titanium pewter: coated copper and colored stainless steel.
Study from a fourth-generation professional within the subject who has, over the previous fifteen years, consulted on a number of the world’s most prestigious building projects. This text demystifies metals for architects, artisans, and design professionals providing them with a logical framework for the selection and use of the proper material for the job at hand.
Encyclopedic in scope, this book is a particularly user-friendly working useful resource supplying readers with instant access to a wealth of essential details about the varieties and behaviors of metallic constructing materials. From aluminum, stainless steel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes such as titanium, pewter-coated copper and colored chrome steel, it describes all the things architects, engineers, and design professionals need to know about all of the widespread and plenty of unusual metals at their disposal.
Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification and Performance accommodates approximately 60 full-color images which function attention-grabbing metallic architectural parts and quite a lot of finishes. It’s the first complete guide to the metals and metallic finishes presently obtainable to be used in architecture.
Each chapter is devoted to a selected type of steel, metallic finish, or coating. Every includes a historic overview, environmental concerns, an exhaustive description of available types and (where applicable) colors, efficiency evaluations, finishes, weathering and corrosion traits, upkeep and restoration strategies, fastening, welding, and joining strategies, and more.
And since each steel-producing trade has its own distinctive jargon and systems of measurement, the creator takes pains all through to define related phrases and translate measurement and thickness indices into acquainted inch and millimeter scales. Destined to grow to be an ordinary in the field, this book is an indispensable device for architects, designers, and artisans who work with metals.
Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification and Performance [Hardcover]
L. William Zahner
Wiley; 1 edition (July 28, 1995)