Prefabricated brick wall panels: Economy or nightmare?
Prefabricated wall systems are becoming a popular element of building construction. Prefabricated systems lend themselves to streamlining construction schedules and reducing overall construction costs. They offer the potential for increased quality due to assembly in controlled factory environments. This paper reviews basic principles and concepts for the design of waterproofing systems for prefabricated brick wall panels. Using a project case study, the author will show that failure to adhere to certain proven conventional practices can have serious adverse consequences with respect to the performance of prefabricated brick wall panels.
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- Conference: Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls: Evaluation, Prevention, and Repair, Atlanta, GA (US), 04/18/1998--04/19/1998; Other Information: PBD: 1999; Related Information: In: Water problems in building exterior walls: Evaluation, prevention, and repair. ASTM special technical publication 1352, by Boyd, J.M.; Scheffler, M.J. [eds.], 342 pages.
- American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (US)
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- Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., Arlington, MA (US)
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS; WALLS; DESIGN; WATERPROOFING; BRICKS; PANELS; PERFORMANCE