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Glass Curtain Walls: Design, Engineering, and Performance

OnDemand Webinar (60 minutes)

Understand the fundamentals of glass curtain wall design and explore how to balance the often-competing objectives.Glass curtain walls are ubiquitous in contemporary building construction. Their design and specification, from standard off-the-shelf systems to highly-customized systems, requires careful understanding of curtain wall components, engineering, and performance requirements. This information will discuss fundamentals of glass curtain wall design and explore how to balance the often-competing objectives of aesthetics, water penetration and wind load resistance, building movement accommodation, solar control, thermal insulation, and condensation management, to name a few. The material will also review advanced analysis tools that facade engineers use to help design, fabricate, install, test, and assure quality for successful, long-term performance. Several case studies and project examples will also be highlighted.

Authors

Joshua Kivela, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Agenda

Systems

• Curtain Wall Types

• Glass Retention

• Spandrel Panels

• Transitions

• Other Glazing Systems

Performance

• Structural

• Movement

• Water Management

• Airtightness

• Solar Control

• Thermal

• Condensation

• Ventilation

• Acoustics and Fire

Testing and Construction

• Lab Mockup Testing

• Fabrication and Storage

• Transportation and Installation

• Field Testing