Curtain-wall Designs: Consider Anchorage Conditions, Workmanship and Future Maintenance While Planning

May 30, 2007
Publication: Glass Magazine
Author(s): Derek McCowan Brown, Mark A. Michael Louis

Abstract: Glass-and-metal curtain walls can provide an attractive, durable and cost-effective cladding solution, but in many buildings, these wall systems are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first article on page 82 of April Glass Magazine discussed some of the most common curtain-wall design problems that afflict owners, architects and developers. This article focuses on additional design and coordination issues. The final article will cover fabrication and construction, as well as items relating to laboratory and field testing.