Thesis / Dissertation

Improving the performance of facade systems

Leila Soufeiani, Lu Aye (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The facade system is one of the most important components in a building. Beyond aesthetics, it provides overall protection against weather and regulates thermal performance. Failures in the facade systems can be costly. Current cladding materials have several limitations related to durability, maintenance, corrosion, high thermal conductivity, high embodied energy, flammability, breathability, expansion and contraction, water ingress, cracks, heavyweight, and so on. Any of these can lead to facade failure, considerable financial loss, and pose a safety risk to the occupant. Thus, in developing the technology and introducing new materials and facade systems, facade failures and related costs ..

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