Smart building components - UHPC mullions

Author(s) : A. Pinneke, K.A. Henry, D. Corvez
Paper category : Proceedings
Book title : UHPFRC 2017 Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards
Editor(s) : F. Toutlemonde & J. ResplendinoT.Ch.
Print-ISBN : 978-2-35158-166-7
e-ISBN : 978-2-35158-167-4
Publisher : RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year : 2017
Pages: 945 - 954
Total Pages : 10
Language : English

Abstract: The versatility of UHPC is well showcased through its evolution as an integral component of wall systems in the USA. Mullions in particular have become of great interest to architects due to UHPC’s numerous exceptional properties and characteristics. As a material choice it provides the necessary aesthetics in form and texture to mullions that excite the imagination of architects, while the durability and strength of the material appeal to the practicalities of project demands. This paper will present two projects that demonstrate the evolution of design concepts using UHPC in superior wall assemblies. The prototype wall system known as Liquid Wall utilizes UHPC as a curtain wall system, and incorporates the entirety of UHPFRC possibilities for a wall solution. That discussion will lead into the presentation of the mullions utilized on the completed Perez Art Museum in Miami.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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