The Curtain Wall System is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, but merely keep the weather out and the occupants in.
As the curtain wall is non-structural it can be made of a lightweight material, typically glass, reducing construction costs.
When glass is used as a curtain wall, the great advantage is that natural light to penetrate deeper within the building. The curtain wall façade does not carry any dead load weight from the building other than its own dead load weight. The wall transfers horizontal wind loads to the main building structure through connections at floors or columns of the building. A curtain wall is designed to resist air and water infiltration, sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building, and its own dead load weight forces.
Curtain wall systems are typically designed with extruded aluminium members. The aluminium frame is then typically infilled with glass, which provide an architecturally pleasing building,Curtain walls are also designed to resist air and water infiltration, sway induced by wind and resist seismic forces acting on the building.as well as benefits such as daylighting.
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