Design of over-cladding systems to existing buildings

R. M. Lawson*, S. Popo Ola, R. Pedreschi

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Over-cladding of existing buildings concerns the addition of a new facade comprising an independent sub-frame and new cladding which is attached to the original facade. The use of light steel construction in this application is discussed, and the design criteria for over-cladding systems is addressed. Case studies from Denmark, Finland and the UK demonstrate the architectural opportunities afforded by light steel construction in over-cladding applications. In one Danish project, storey-high sub-frames were erected which permitted adjustment for tolerances on site, and which supported new enclosed balconies. In the Finnish project, modular units are used to provide new toilets and balconies.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 2nd World Conference on Steel in Construction - San Sebastian, PR, USA
Duration: 11 May 199813 May 1998


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