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Curtain Wall

Glass Curtain Wall Engineers

Description: Glass curtain walls are emerging in exterior and interior building design.   

So a curtain wall is defined as thin. Usually aluminum-framed wall. Also Containing in-fills of glass, metal panel, or thin stone and the framing is attached to the building structure. And does not carry the floor or roof loads of the building. So the wind and gravity loads of the curtain wall. Are transferred to the building structure. Typically at the floor line. Aluminum framed wall systems date back to the 1930’s, and developed rapidly after World War II when the supply of aluminum became available for non-military use.

So curtain wall systems range from manufacturer’s standard catalog systems to specialized custom walls. Custom walls become cost competitive with standard systems as the wall area increases. This section incorporates comments about standard. And custom systems so it is recommended that consultants be hired. With an expertise in custom curtain wall design for projects that incorporate these systems.

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Architects and Glazing Contractors – Watch Specs for Building Movement 3 Short Videos **Download this RFI early in the estimating process. RFI – Building Movement 1)  Building Movement On Curtain Wall  (5 min) Common specifications to watch with example details. 2)...
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Curtain wall engineers can assist in heading off problems with post tension slabs. If using concrete embeds glazing contractor should make sure the installation of embeds is coordinated with the post tension strand installation. Paying attention to this issue can...
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Glazier Challenges Glazier challenges in vertical movement are effecting glazing contractors, architects, manufactures and engineers. There seems to be a large gap between what architects require to accommodate vertical movement of the building system, interfacing with glazed systems and what...
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Kansas City Zoo’s Penguin Plaza The Kansas City Zoo has never had penguins. But by the end of next year it will boast  one of the best exhibits of its kind in the country. It will have a 100,000-gallon pool...
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A New U.S. Aluminum USAL15 Curtain Wall Architectural Design Manual Completes the Two-Volume Series LOS ANGELES, CA – June 14, 2012 – A new U.S. Aluminum Curtain Wall Architectural Design Manual, the second in a two-volume series is ready. In...
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Solar Powered Curtain Wall   I’ve seen alot of great information on this topic lately so I thought I’d post much of it here.  Also as a way of getting the data in one place. Our goal at JEI Structural...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland JEI Structural Engineering completed design calculations for the sloped curtain wall and also sloped strip windows. For the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, working with Zahner. So Read more about JEI Structural Engineering work on this project....
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