Water in Buildings

Water in Buildings

An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold

Book - 2005
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The definitive guide to understanding and managing the effects ofwater on buildings
Water in Buildings: An Architect's Guide to Moisture and Mold is adetailed and highly useful reference to help architects and otherdesign professionals create dry, healthy environments, withoutjeopardizing a project with poor liability management. Much morethan a book of "quick fixes," this practical guide illuminates anessential understanding of the "whys" of moisture problems,including valuable information on how water behaves and how itsperformance can be anticipated and managed in buildingdesign.
With a special emphasis on water's role in creating mold, an issueof growing concern and liability, Water in Buildings offers themost up-to-date information on rainwater management, below-gradewater management, foundations, wall and roof construction,mechanical systems, moisture, and much more! Providingauthoritative guidance to designers and builders, this definitiveguide features:
* Clear explanations of how water interacts with building materialsand equipment
* An in-depth exploration of the paths of leaks
* Numerous case studies on such well-known structures as MountVernon, Independence Hall, and Wingspan (Frank Lloyd Wright)
* Numerous descriptive drawings and photographs
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005
ISBN: 9780471468509
0471468509
Branch Call Number: TH9031 .R67 2005
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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