New Building Construction (Aug, 1932)
New Building Construction
The introduction and use of metal and glass as construction material has been hailed as the greatest forward step in architecture since the introduction of steel frame buildings. The lighting features illustrated on this page are but one of the many advantageous features of this new combination. Buildings can be put up in one-half the time and at a 20% saving in cost from the ordinary masonry. A 3-inch insulated metal wall has a heat retaining value equivalent to a 3-foot brick wall. The weight is only 1/10 that of a standard 12-inch brick wall. Slabs are factory built and are delivered in 4×6-ft. sections which are fitted together simply, as shown. Reflecting qualities permit unique lighting.