Structural uses of plastics in building.
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Published by Building Research Establishment in [Watford] .
Written in English


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SeriesLibrary bibliography -- 245, Library bibliography (Building Research Establishment) -- 245.
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Open LibraryOL14387116M

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This book seeks to fill that gap by providing an introduction to the structural and design possibilities of plastic. It introduces the material and its specific characteristics, describes various. Many construction companies are using plastic materials. The components used include everything from plastic screws and hinges to bigger plastic parts that are used in decoration, electric wiring, flooring, wall covering, water proofing and so on. Typically, construction professionals select plastic materials based on the following criteria: 1. Plastics have a wide range of applications in the building industry, and this sector is the second largest user of plastics. These applications range from non-structural to structural uses, inside and outside of the house, because of the fact that plastics materials have several advantages, such as, they are light, economical, durable, have. Uses of Plastics in Building Construction. Plastics are manufactured in different forms such as moulding pipes, sheets and films. They are formed or expanded to produce materials of low density. Dissolved in solvents or dispersed as emulsions, they are used in paints, varnishes and adhesives.

Some of the main types of plastic that are used in construction include: Acrylic. Composites. Expanded polystyrene. ETFE. Polycarbonate. Polyethylene. Polypropylene. Polyvinyl chloride. PTFE. Some of these plastics main uses in the construction industry are: Cladding panels. Cables. Pipes and gutters. Windows and doors. Shuttering; Wall linings Floor covering. The right choice of plastic can also lower a building’s environmental footprint through energy savings or the use of recycled materials. Flame rated materials that meet the ASTM E Class A standard make compliance with building codes a breeze. Plastics are used in many applications within building and construction, including: Greenhouses. This manual is for structural engineers in selecting plastics for the design of load-bearing members such as those used in building construction, transportation structures and vehicles, process industries, sanitary facilities, and marine structures and vessels.   Bitumen, cellulose and shellac are the examples of this variety of plastics. USES OF PLASTIC IN CONSTRUCTION. There are variety of plastics made to suit different uses. The typical uses of plastics in buildings is listed below: [1] Plastic is used for .

This book seeks to fill that gap by providing an introduction to the structural and design possibilities of plastic. are used is architecture. Building with plastics is an experi­ mental and.   In Bogota, tons of plastic is discarded daily, with only tons of that recycled. But that’s all beginning to change, thanks to the work of architect Oscar Mendez.   se of plastic waste in ciil constructions and innoatie decoratie material eco-friendl Copright: alaluddin Citation: Jalaluddin M. Use of plastic waste in civil constructions and innovative decorative material (eco-friendly).MOJ Civil Eng. ;3(5)‒ DOI: /mojce Architecture is another matter. Although polymers are now commonly used in buildings, they are typically applied skeuomorphically—or, to imitate products made from other materials. Take, for example, vinyl siding and vinyl window frames designed to resemble wood construction, or composite plastic roof tiles that mimic slate shingles.