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By L. William Zahner

The ancient breakthroughs within the technological know-how of metallurgy over the past zone century have produced an array of recent metal construction fabrics. Architects and architects now have a much broader palette of metals to select from than at the other time in historical past, and steel is speedy changing into the famous person construction fabric featured in a few of latest most enjoyable new construction projects.

A publication whose time has come, Archi-tectural Metals is the 1st finished advisor to the metals and steel finishes at present to be had to be used in structure. examine from a fourth-generation specialist within the box who has, over the last fifteen years, consulted on a few of the world's such a lot prestigious construction tasks. Architectural Metals demystifies metals for architects, artisans, and layout execs delivering them with a logical framework for the choice and use of the proper fabric for the task at hand.

Encyclopedic in scope, Architectural Metals is a very ordinary operating source offering readers with fast entry to a wealth of crucial information regarding the kinds and behaviors of metal development fabrics. From aluminum, chrome steel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes comparable to titanium, pewter-coated copper, and coloured stainless-steel, it describes every thing architects, engineers, and layout execs want to know approximately all of the universal and plenty of unusual metals at their disposal.

each one bankruptcy of Architectural Metals is dedicated to a selected kind of steel, metal end, or coating. each one encompasses a historic evaluate, environmental issues, an exhaustive description of obtainable kinds and (where acceptable) colours, functionality reviews, finishes, weathering and corrosion features, upkeep and recovery recommendations, fastening, welding, and becoming a member of equipment, and extra. and because each one metal-producing has its personal distinctive jargon and structures of dimension, the writer takes pains all through to outline appropriate phrases and translate dimension and thickness indices into normal inch and millimeter scales.

Destined to develop into a typical within the box, Architectural Metals is an fundamental instrument for architects, designers, and artisans who paintings with metals.

"Metalis the fabric of our time. It permits structure to turn into sculpture; it additionally expresses technological risk in addition to the favourite features of caliber and permanence." --From Frank O. Gehry's foreword to Architectural Metals

Written by means of one of many prime specialists on architectural metals, this is often the 1st accomplished consultant to the metals and steel finishes and coatings to be had to be used in architectural building. starting to be out of its author's reports supporting architects observe the most interesting designs of the prior 20 years, Architectural Metals:
* Demystifies metals for architects and layout pros
* provides a logical framework for choosing the easiest fabrics for the task handy
* offers speedy entry to every little thing architects and architects want to

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