The Architect’s Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration | by Elmer Botsai, Charles Kaneshiro, Phil Cuccia and Hiram Pajo | 2010 | ISBN: 9780470401651. SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN ARCHITECTURE. EXTERIOR INSULATION FINISH SYSTEMS (EIFS). Sealants and Gaskets.

The Architect’s Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration
by Elmer Botsai, Charles Kaneshiro, Phil Cuccia and Hiram Pajo
2010 (240 pages)
ISBN:9780470401651
Illustrating how to fortify buildings to withstand the onslaught of nature, this guide shows how innovations in today’s construction techniques simply won’t hold water if they don’t follow the fundamental ground rules necessary to keep water out.

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The Architect’s Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 – Requirements of Buildings throughout History
OVERVIEW
PAST SOLUTIONS FOR SHELTER AND CONTROLLING WATER INFILTRATION
TODAY’S BUILDING CONCERNS
SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Chapter 2 – Fundamental Aspects of Water Infiltration-Resistant Design
BASIC CAUSE OF WATER INFILTRATION
CLIMATE CONSIDERATIONS
SITE CONSIDERATIONS
WIND EXPOSURE
THERMAL LOADS
STRUCTURAL MOVEMENT
BUILDING CONFIGURATION
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS




Chapter 3 – Performance Criteria and Priorities
PERFORMANCE AND PRIORITIES
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
THERMAL LOADS
STRUCTURAL MOVEMENT




Chapter 4 – Theory of Water Infiltration
SOURCES OF PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL
HOW DOES PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL WORK?

Chapter 5 – Theory of Pressure Differential Plane
OVERVIEW
IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION AND CONFORMITY OF PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL PLANE
RAMIFICATION OF LOCATION RELATIVE TO ROOFING
RAMIFICATION OF LOCATION RELATIVE TO EXTERIOR WALLS

Chapter 6 – Applications of Horizontal Asphalt Membranes
ROOFS AND DECKS
FELTS
PROTOCOL
FLASHING

Chapter 7 – Plastic Membranes
OVERVIEW
SUBSTRATE

Chapter 8 – Below-Grade Conditions
OVERVIEW
MEMBRANE SYSTEMS
NEGATIVE SIDE WATERPROOFING

Chapter 9 – Exterior Wall Systems
OVERVIEW
PORTLAND CEMENT PLASTER
EXTERIOR INSULATION FINISH SYSTEMS (EIFS)
MASONRY WALLS
METAL WALL SYSTEMS




Chapter 10 – Metal and Glass Curtain Walls
METAL AND GLASS CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS
FASTENINGS AND JOINERY OF METAL AND GLASS CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS
ANCHORING CURTAIN WALL TO STRUCTURE
THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE WALL SYSTEM ITSELF
TOLERANCES
GLASS
GLAZING CONDITIONS

Chapter 11 – Sealants and Gaskets
SEALANTS
GASKETS
BUTYL TAPES

Chapter 12 – Testing
OVERVIEW
THE MOCK-UP
THERMAL EXPANSION TEST
SEISMIC MOVEMENT TESTING
AIR AND WATER INFILTRATION TESTS

Chapter 13 – Installation
Chapter 14 – Conclusion and Summary

Bibliography
Glossary
Appendix A – Unit Conversions
Appendix B – Roofing Comparisons

LOW-SLOPE ROOFING
STEEP-SLOPE ROOFING

Appendix C – Sealant Classifications
Appendix D – Industry References

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