exterior wall

exterior wall

A wall that is part of the envelope of a building thereby having one face exposed to the weather or to earth. See also: Wall
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exterior wall, external wall, periphery wall

A wall which is part of the envelope of a building, thereby having one face exposed to the weather or to earth.
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Used on everything from Manhattan high-risers to parking garages, this type of exterior wall is extremely durable, and weathers extraordinarily well.
Instead, Meltzer/ Mandl opted for a structural steel frame for the entire building--for better load distribution--and concrete plank and lightweight prefabricated panels to complete the exterior wall system.
Installing the vapor barrier on the outside of the wall in Alaska results in warm air condensing its water against the exterior sheathing, resulting in rotting of the exterior wall.
So in the example of the Italianate mansion in Miami, the water vapor from the exterior infiltrates through the exterior wall either through air introduced through gaps, or by means of vapor pressure.
According to Aurora's team of developers, architects and structural engineers, the challenging design logistics of the project required a novel structural approach; in this case, a new lightweight, slender concrete exterior wall panel, which until now had only been employed in low-rise buildings.
As we put the estimate together, naturally, we look for ways to make the project better, smarter, cheaper, whether by using a certain mechanical system, exterior wall construction, carpeting, or plumbing fixtures.
Another option is to build a stud wall along the exterior wall and fill that with insulation.
If there's moss or algae on an exterior wall, water is probably getting to it, often from a dripping downpipe or gutter, so you need to solve the problem and scrub off the growth.
You can, for example, fit insulated plasterboard inside an exterior wall, or create a new, stud wall along an exterior wall and fill that with insulation.