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Putting on a Façade: Installation Differences Between Curtainwall and Window Wall Systems

Window wall and curtainwall have structural differences that affect the applications for which they are suited. With these differences come several installation and design considerations that are important for glazing contractors to understand, especially upfront in the design-assist phase when … Continue reading

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FGIA Explains History and Usage of Curtainwall Manual

AAMA CWM-19, Curtain Wall Manual, was published in July 2019 and addresses many aspects of curtainwall design, specification, testing and installation. To explain the document’s history, target audience and to give an overview of how it can be used, the … Continue reading

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Wall to Wall: The Differences in Installing Curtainwall and Window Wall Systems

Glazing is an integral part of a building’s façade, giving occupants access to the outside world while protecting them from its elements. However, there are many differences between the various glazing types which impact performance and aesthetics. It’s important for … Continue reading

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What FEMA Says About Glass Behavior During an Earthquake

Southern California was rocked by two earthquakes during the holiday weekend, leaving many to assess how prepared other highly populated areas of the state are for a major earthquake. While many building codes and guides focus on the structure of … Continue reading

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Suit Over Leaning Tower Aims to Stop Curtainwall Work, Seeks Redesign

General contractor Pizzarotti has filed a suit against developers FPG Maiden Lane and Fortis Property Group in the New York Supreme Court last month, alleging that 161 Maiden Lane in downtown Manhattan is leaning 3 inches to the north due … Continue reading

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