Application and Performance of Structural Materials and Exterior Facades

by James W. Richardson, Jr., (M.ASCE), Sc. Engr.; Geologic Assocs., Inc., P.O. Box 6681 Reynolds Rd., Franklin, TN 37064,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-566-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-566-4 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 139

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Conference information: Two Sessions of ASCE Convention | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 27, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers in this book present some of the current thinking associated with today's construction materials as well as the results of research which is directed toward the needs of tomorrow. Papers address topics associated with slurry infiltrated fiber concrete, expansive concrete, high pressure and temperature effects on hardened cement paste, and timber used in the construction of vehicular and railroad bridges. The authors present the results of studies which were designed to identify the potential uses for new or modified construction materials, as well as information associated with proven, conventional construction materials. Other topics include the investigation and subsequent repair of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) cladding panels. Various areas of interest associated with brick are also discussed. These include the physical and mechanical properties of brick as well as the performance of brick assemblies when subjected to various physical forces. Problems generally associated with the design and construction of exterior facades are also discussed and potential solutions to these problems are presented.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced concrete | Bricks | Construction materials | Building envelope | Concrete bridges | Infrastructure construction | Railroad bridges | Slurries


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