Modern Stone Cladding Design and Installation of Exterior by Michael D. Lewis

By Michael D. Lewis

Shows you the way to pick, layout, and set up stone cladding platforms for external partitions. New engineering functions in addition to famous practices are defined generally that will help you make target and rational decisions.
Section I, advent to fashionable Stone Cladding and part II, Precedents to fashionable Stone Cladding talk about the heritage of stone because it developed into smooth skinny, non-load bearing cladding.

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Re-verify each part's structural capacity through the engineering process of the individual anchorage devices. Consider constructional compatibility and realistic installation workmanship of the stonework and interfacing systems. How each of the interfacing systems' behavior interacts through these stages, if rationally anticipated, can be used to enable the final design to perform as specified. The product of the process is a rationally designed and built assembly of systems that fits together and performs well in its environment.

This manual reviews many aspects that influence exterior dimension stone, its anchorages, and support systems. It analyzes the aspects considered by an architect who desires an aesthetically appealing and quality-finished product. It analyzes the aspects considered by an engineer who conceives a functional exterior wall assembly that is compatible with other interfacing systems over the structure's life. It analyzes the aspects considered by a contractor who expects to install a reasonable system that can be constructed economically.

Practice indicates that this definition does not mean that one-of-onehundred structures fails, but that one-of-one-hundred structures exposed to both the highest load influences contemplated with the lowest capacity influences actually fail. This results in an actual failure rate of 1:3500 to 1:4000 according to Andrszej N o w a k and Ted Galantos in Making Buildings Safer for People. RELIABILITY WITH CHANGING VARIABLES Absolute safety is not possible. Attempting to provide a design with adequate strength that is flawlessly constructed and will survive any loading and environmental imposition is unrealistic.

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