The authors approach the window first and foremost from an architectural perspective, as a wall opening. They present a structural overview of common window types and take a systematic look at its structural elements in terms of construction, norms, and physics. Considering technological developments, they place modern windows and their structural interactions within the genealogy of this construction element.
This third edition has been reviewed and corrected, and is up to date in terms of standards, technologies, and materials. Shading, triple glazing, installation details related to construction physics such as vapor impermeability and moisture diffusion are given special consideration.
- Window types and their use in construction projects
- Construction and building physics
- Textbook and reference work in one
Anton Pech, Vienna University of Applied Sciences
Georg Pommer, Head of the Structural Engineering Laboratory, Vienna
Johannes Zeininger, Camillo Sitte Building Technology Center, Vienna