| The Wilshire Grand’s Façade Design in L.A.’s Seismic Zone 4 Reality
| The aim of this paper is to show that it is possible to reduce costs while maintaining clear architectural, constructive and structural concepts.
| The term ‘Wind Load’ is used to refer to any pressures or forces that the wind exerts on a building or structure. There are actually three types of wind forces that would be exerted on a building.
| The façade plays a major role in a building, as it is usually the largest coherent entity in a building.
| To understand how sound insulation works for windows and framing it is important to understand how sound itself travels and transmits.
| Architects have more options than ever for incorporating glazing into building designs. One product introduced to North America in recent years is channel glass.
| In recent years there have been a number of sensational reports in the media about “glass cancer” and “spontaneous glass fracture”, with stories relating to “glass raining down from highrise buildings”.