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Transparent Technologies

Transparent Technologies

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 106)

Each brand has its own beautiful legend. Decon is no exception either. The name of this company is consonant with the name of Italian master Andrea Deconironni, who is said to have worked together with famous Rastrelli to create Annenhof Palace in Lefortovo Park, and fell in love with the unique beauty of Moscow churches and tower-chambers and took a trip to the Russian North to explore the skills of local architects. The Italian was deeply impressed by the wooden fortresses, which demonstrate amazing features of this natural material. Upon his return to Italy he built a wooden church, and in his sketches one could easily see traces of the Russian style...

Energy Efficiency of Translucent Structures

Energy Efficiency of Translucent Structures

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 110)

One of the nowadays priority directions of science and technology in Russia and the world is a more efficient use of thermal energy. The matter of transition to a reasonable consumption of energy sources and energy independence as the priority in countries policy has become so obvious that argue with this fact is just meaningless. Our country’s position on this issue is reflected in the Federal Law № 261-FL “About energy conservation and improving energy efficiency and amendments being made to certain legislative acts of the RF ”, adopted in 2009 year.

PERI: Out-of-Box Solutions for Tall Buildings

PERI: Out-of-Box Solutions for Tall Buildings

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 114)

The Iset Tower is a 52-storey skyscraper in the Yekaterinburg-City business district. The engineering proposal of the project was developed in conjunction with the client and technicians from PERI-Russia and PERI-Germany. The walls of the core were designed separately of the ceilings, the walls reinforcement was carried out from the platforms at level +1, while the formwork located on the ground level not hinder the process. To guarantee the safe working mode the platform level +1 was provided with a high security fence along the contour.

Calculations for Stability against Progressive Collapse:<br>Why, How and “What Is Next”?

Calculations for Stability against Progressive Collapse:
Why, How and “What Is Next”?

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 116)

The vast majority of accidents of buildings and structures regardless of final breakdown aftereffects start with local damages of load-bearing structures. Herewith in some cases everything is ended in original local destructions, and in others – supporting structures, which were saved at the first moment of the accident do not withstand additional loading, which earlier was taken by damaged elements, and also crack. Accidents of the latter type got a name in literature “progressive breaking down”.

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 120)

Finished. beginning at № 5. P. 98–101, № 6. P. 102–109 (2013), № 1, P. 90–98, № 2, P. 100–105, № 3, P. 100–105, № 4, P. 98–101 (2014)

Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRF) and Slab-Pile Foundation (SPF) – Prospects for Development

Combined Pile-Raft Foundations (CPRF) and Slab-Pile Foundation (SPF) – Prospects for Development

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 132)

Today combined pile-raft foundations (CPRF) get fairly widespread, which proves that most specialist try to use the joint work piles and cap plates. In other words they try to take into account the loadbearing capacity of cap plates on the ground. On the basis of engineering and geological research the developing modern computational methods make it possible to calculate the load that piles and cap plates bear. However, the accuracy of the load distribution, as well as the bearing capacity of piles and cap plates will depend on the range of the characteristics that will be derived from the results of research and design parameters adopted by the existing regulations.

Glass Wool in Facades with a Thin Plaster Layer

Glass Wool in Facades with a Thin Plaster Layer

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 96)

More recently a facade thermal insulation system with a thin plaster layer has become one of the most common options for protection and insulation of facades of residential low- and high-rise buildings, as well as municipal facilities. Such systems are favored due to several reasons.

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

Design Considerations for Outrigger Systems

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 98)

Continued. beginning at № 5. P. 98–101, № 6. P. 102–109 (2013), № 1, P. 90–98, № 2, P. 100–105, № 3, P. 100–105 (2014)

From Profanation to Realization

From Profanation to Realization

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 102)

The problem of monitoring load-bearing structures of unique buildings at construction and operational stages is becoming particularly important, which has already been admitted by designers, builders and supervisory authorities (see the article in the previous issue). However we haven’t reached consensus on this matter or worked out a solution algorithm yet. It’s no secret, although quite sad, that today the system of monitoring of many already erected unique buildings exists only on paper, approved by state expert assessment department.