reinforcements, rigid insulation, airspace, metal masonry tile, brick and mortar Tilt-up Concrete Pros: can be formed in a variety of shapes and sizes, quick construction time, wide range of surface textures Cons: must be on large building sites, more expensive upfront, not as creative, safety concerns Components: architectural concrete, insulation, structural concrete Light Gauge Metal Framing Pros: cheaper than concrete, very durable Cons: less efficient, and more expensive than lumber (depending on the year) Components: metal studs and a metal track Curtain Wall Pro: provides light and is aesthetically pleasing Cons: inefficient, cannot be used for over 40% of a structure Components: glass and metal for stability © 2010 Project Lead The Way, Inc. Civil Engineering and Architecture Activity 3.1.3 Commercial Wall Systems – Page 3
4. Select a wall type for the Keystone Library application and justify your choice. Brick on CMU: it is very structurally sound, and energy efficient. It is also will last a long time, which prolongs the time until it has to be renovated again. 5. Include the new wall construction in the building 3D architectural model. 6. Create a section view (in the architectural software) through the new wall. Label all building components. © 2010 Project Lead The Way, Inc. Civil Engineering and Architecture Activity 3.1.3 Commercial Wall Systems – Page 4
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- Spring '17
- Jessica Belton
- Keystone Library, commercial wall systems