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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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The contractor Alumco, responsible for installing the glass panels, is using the German-made Shuco aluminium frame system that holds the unitised glass panels in place, making up the curtainwall, and the aluminium composite material (ACP) is by Alucobond.
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.
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences.
Folcra Beach Industrial Company is the architectural aluminium curtainwall contractor for the project.
The Pilkington Planarclad[TM] curtainwall glazing system was used on all entrances and elevations, including the 120m long main elevation to London Road.
Designed by the firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, NWF's building features native plantings that support local wildlife and reduce the need for irrigation and frequent mowing; a northern exposure curtainwall of glass that floods the interior with natural light; and a vertical trellis of deciduous vines on the south side, which provides habitat for wildlife, shade in the summer, and light and heat in the winter.
Wausaus' curtainwall systems are available with a variety of glazing systems and color-matched anodic or organic coatings.
Gaskets and sealant joints are very flexible and are included in curtainwall systems to accommodate movement.
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.
Tenders are invited for work consist of exterior masonry, curtainwall, roofing, air barriers & exterior joint sealants, overhead doors, memorial wall, and exterior spray foam insulation.
Among other things, the partners decided to replace the existing skin with a contemporary glass curtainwall system that will introduce much more light into tenant space.
The Fireframes SG curtainwall series consists of Pilkington Pyrostop fire-resistive-rated glass attached to narrow, steel, fire-rated frames with a toggle retention system.