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New ASTM Publication on Building Exterior Wall Systems
April 21, 2009

ASTM International has released STP 1493, Repair, Retrofit, and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems, which features 18 peer-reviewed papers that address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation and repair of building exterior wall systems. System types addressed include facades comprised of a number of different materials, including glass and metal walls, aluminum framing and many others.

Topics covered in STP 1493 include:

  • Survey and assessment techniques;
  • Establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components;
  • Case studies of system deterioration and remediation;
  • Serviceability issues;
  • Seismic retrofit;
  • Energy savings attributable to façade upgrades; and
  • Re-cladding of existing buildings.

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