Curtain-Wall Problems: Tips on Fabrication, Construction and Testing

June 29, 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, they are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first two articles in this series - on Page 82 of April Glass Magazine and Page 60 of May - discussed some of the common curtain wall design problems that afflict owners, architects and developers. This article focuses on fabrication and construction, as well as items relating to laboratory and field testing.