1st Edition

Aluminium in Building

By John Lane Copyright 1992
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1992. Aluminium is a relatively new material, first used on a commercial basis just over 100 years ago. Today it has taken its place alongside other traditional materials as an established building element. In this variable reference source, John Lane discusses the history and development of aluminium usage in the building industry. Its characteristics of strength, lightness and durability, coupled with easy formability, make it and ideal medium for this market.

    The first section of this book is a general discussion of the metal, covering such areas as its properties, alloys, fabrication, joining and finishing. The second part details the aspects of aluminium which are of particular importance in construction, while the final section highlights some of its major uses in architecture and building.

    The text is amply illustrated with diagrams and photographs, and the appendices provide the reader with comprehensive details of relevant standards and contact addresses.

    1. Obtaining the Metal  2. Properties of the Metal  3. Fabrication of Aluminium Alloys  4. Joining  5. Finishing  6. Durability  7. Aluminium and the Environment  8. Joining the Establishment  9. General Design Data  10. Windows and Doors  11. Curtain Walling  12. Cladding and Roofing  13. Conservatories  14. Patent Glazing  15. Space Frames  16. Highway Furniture  17. Shopfronts and Ground-floor Treatment  18. Rainwater Systems  19. Architectural Metalwork  20. Interior Applications  21. Looking Ahead


    Lane, John