By Ph.D., P.E. Ali M. Memari
Curtain Wall structures compiles a uncomplicated evaluate of the various elements of curtain wall structures that impact their layout and function. It highlights the fabrics used to fabricate curtain partitions for low-rise to high-rise development and describes varieties of checks, mockups, and inspections. equipment of enhancing the power functionality, waterproofing, and wind loading of curtain partitions are assessed. really good features of curtain wall layout and research for severe occasions, similar to earthquake and bomb blast, are explored. cutting edge façade layout and new curtain wall and glazing structures are lined besides. MOP 126 is written for architects, structural engineers, HVAC engineers, common contractors, construction vendors, and development operators who're new to curtain wall platforms and need to benefit extra approximately this really expert and rising box.
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3-19. 2 Wet Glazed Wet glazed application refers to the incorporation of silicone sealant as a primary element for attaching or installing the infill element. The process involves applying an external perimeter seal. Proper perimeter preparation is required for the sealant to function adequately. One specific type of wet-glazed application is structural silicone glazed (SSG). SSG application requires careful preparation and monitoring of the sealant. The process involves adhering the glazed element to an aluminum frame.
Testing is often job specific and a function of the building-envelope complexity, project size, number of system types, and building usage. Sequencing of testing is primarily done in two phases: 1. Prior to building construction by the testing of a mockup 2. In-field testing at different stages during construction Testing of the curtain wall system provides valuable information about potential problems or validation of expected performance. It can be a great learning tool, especially in the scenario where multiple systems types and materials interface within the building envelope.
Testing is imperative if the proposed systems are prototypes, new innovations, or significantly complex, especially if the material to be installed on the project has a large square footage. Test results demonstrate or provide early indication of expected performance and provide further opportunities to correct either the design, material choice and installation methods, or sequence prior to jobsite installation. Any needed corrections must be addressed immediately. Furthermore, maintaining continuity by using the same work crews who installed the mockup for the project installation is advisable.