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curtain wall

[′kərt·ən ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
An external wall that is not load-bearing.

curtain wall

A method of construction in which all building loads are transmitted to a metal skeleton frame, so that the non-load-bearing exterior walls of metal and glass are simply a protective cladding. See also: Wall

curtain wall

curtain wall, 2
1. In a tall building of steel-frame construction, an exterior wall that is non-load-bearing, having no structural function; also see metal curtain wall.
2. In ancient fortifications, an enclosing wall or rampart connecting two bastions or towers.
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BIM content is available for all of Major's most common Guardian 275[R] skylight configurations as well as both window and curtainwall options to accommodate a wider range of users.
It bridges the gap between fire-rated and conventional curtainwall systems, combining fire resistance with a smooth glass aesthetic.
Construction applications for the one-to-one ratio Silfast 502 include structural and conventional glazing, perimeter sealing of windows, doors and skylights, and unitized curtainwall assembly and field replacement glazing.
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences.
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When completed, the $200,000,000 project will feature more than 586,000-square-feet of office space, five levels of double-height loft-style office suites, more than 10,500-square-feet of retail space, and a custom curtainwall system.
The subject of procurement is the supply and installation of mobile shelving system, shelving extension services and curtainwall the object Depositary PNP in Lito.
Further complications resulted from the high-end glass curtainwall system on the slender high-rise concrete superstructure.
Headquartered in Alden, NY, Unitized Systems designs and manufactures Curtainwall Systems for commercial architectural projects nationwide.
200 MSJ is a ready-to-use product for window and curtainwall manufacturing, and offers a fast curing, durable solution that can be applied in all seasons.
A neutral-cure, high performance silicone weatherseal, Sil 295 is ideal for conventional glazing; perimeter sealing of windows, doors and skylights; expansion joints and precast expansion joints, in addition to unitized curtainwall assembly and field installation.
Factory fabricated and shipped for field assembly, SuperWall KD offers a competitively priced, easy-to-install curtainwall system.