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Acknowledgments v Chapter 1 Basics 1 Understanding the Basics 1 Process 2 Definition 2 Functions 3 Elements and Forces on the Exterior Enclosure 23 Design Principles 43 Basic Types 51 Interfaces of Enclosure Types 52 Summary 53 Chapter 2 Participants 55 Owner 58 Architect 62 Engineers 67 Design Team Resources: Material Suppliers, System Fabricators, and Specialty Fabricators 76 Builders 79 Summary 85 Chapter 3 Design Process 87 Step 1: Define and Establish Enclosure Goals 87 Step 2: Enclosure Concepts 89 Step 3: Research, Collection, and Analysis 92 Step 4: Schematic Design/Design Development: Enclosure System Development 97 Schematic Design 98 Design Development 105 Step 5: Construction Documents 117 Summary 134 Chapter 4 Construction 135 Step 6: Construction Process 135 Bidding or Tender: The Step In-Between 137 Paper Stage of Construction 139 Enclosures Detailed Primarily by the Architect 142 "Bricks and Mortar"Stage 144 Summary 149 Chapter 5 Brick Masonry 151 Overview 151 Design 151 Enclosure Structural Considerations 154 Weather Protection 162 Thermal Design/Vapor Control/Condensation 162 Fire Resistance/Life Safety 167 Summary 167 Masonry - Brick 168 Harvard University Northwest Science Building Masonry - Brick 186 Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative Masonry - Brick 206 UCLA Anderson School of Management Chapter 6 Natural Stone Masonry 217 Overview 217 Design 219 Enclosure Structural Considerations 220 Weather Protection 228 Miscellaneous 237 Summary 239 Masonry - Natural Stone 240 The Gas Company Tower Masonry - Natural Stone 266 ARCO Tower One Masonry - Natural Stone 275 The New Beijing Poly Plaza Masonry - Natural Stone 291 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Chapter 7 Architectural Concrete 321 Overview 321 Design 321 Structural Considerations 329 Weather Protection 331 Detailing and Specifications 332 Summary 337 Architectural Concrete 338 United States Embassy Beijing Architectural Concrete 356 Dallas City Hall Chapter 8 Metal Framing and Glass 365 Overview 365 Design 367 Enclosure Structural Considerations 373 Weather Protection 381 Thermal Design/Vapor Control/Condensation 383 Fire Safety 388 Additional Design Requirements 389 Summary 391 Metal Framed and Glass 392 San Francisco International Airport Metal Framed and Glass 420 Jinta Tower Metal Framed and Glass 435 Fountain Place (formerly Allied Bank Tower) Metal Framed and Glass 450 Shanghai Huawei Technologies Corporate Campus Chapter 9 All-Glass Enclosures 483 Overview 483 Design 484 All-Glass Enclosure Structural Considerations 484 Weather Protection 497 Additional Design Requirements 501 Summary 502 All-Glass Enclosures 503 The New Beijing Poly Plaza All-Glass Enclosures 526 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus All-Glass Enclosures 542 Lenovo/Raycom Building C Entry Pavilion Chapter 10 Realization 559 Putting It All Together 559 Emerging Trends and Technology 567 Integrated Technologies 574 Summary 575 Index 577

About the Author

C. KEITH BOSWELL, FAIA, serves as Technical Director ofthe San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM),orchestrating and overseeing detailed design and constructiondocumentation for all San Francisco projects. His experienceincludes high-rise office buildings, museums, retail spaces,government projects, amusement parks, and international anddomestic airport passenger terminals.

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