The construction of facades plays an important role in creating beauty and in protecting the structure and content from aging due to exposure to an aggressive environment. A Well-built facade also helps to improve the durability and efficiency of a building and to increase the level of personal comfort. In general, the design of the facade never received the same level of scrutiny as the load-bearing elements in buildings. Some signs indicate whether any facade made of architectural glass or other materials has problems or not.
Crack: Buildings speak to us in a coded way. Cracking is a coded form of it cannot take this pressure. Stucco and concrete form fine shrinking cracks which is normal. Signs that may indicate more serious problems include wide cracks, vertical cracks in the concrete or columns of stone construction, and cracks near the corners of the building. After an earthquake, x-shaped cracks often appear in the frame between the windows, where the towers and the lower parts of the building collide. All cracks should be checked by a qualified engineer or glass consultant who can identify the reason and danger of these cracks.
Displacement: All building materials move as a reaction to changes in temperature. Many also travel in response to humidity change. However, the apparent migration of one object compared to another often indicates a lack of regulatory elements required to accept such expected movements. Uncontrolled, continuous movement can lead to extensive damage to building materials and, possibly, to danger to society.
Leak: If we had not put holes in the walls, there would not have been any problems with leaks. But the thing is that we love windows. Windows can leak. Window leaks often occur in the corners of the frame that was previously closed at the factory but have been exposed, or from external gaskets that have lost their closing power between the frame and the glass. Window-perimeter leaks are usually caused by inadequate construction and joint construction between the window and the facade. It is important to find the cause of the leak before repair.
Corrosion: If you leave your bike outside in the rain you will realize that it is starting to rust almost immediately. Construction facades are more subtle – metal in buildings is often hidden under the surface such as reinforcement in concrete buildings, as well as anchors and ties in brick, stone, and terra-cotta buildings. The first signs to look out for are signs of orange rust and cracks in metal surfaces. The sooner you take action to cut off the water supply and fix the rust, the less damage you will experience later.
Current codes and standards require the provision of security of structural elements. However, there is an urgent need for the development of detailed procedures for the construction of solid and stable construction facades. This article reviewed the considerations required for each stage of a better health cycle and compared them with current practices and discusses various issues related to safety, failure methods, and risks involved throughout the life of the structural jumbo glass.