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Academic Report Compares Window Walls and Curtainwalls

A recent report from University of Toronto’s Building Tall Research Centre and the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) provides an in-depth comparison of window walls and curtainwalls. The report, titled “Window Wall and Curtain Wall: An Objective Review,” looks … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Updated Standard Test Method for Water Penetration Using Dynamic Pressure

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released an updated document to provide a standard water penetration test method when it comes to using dynamic pressure. AAMA 501.1-17, the “Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls and … Continue reading

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ISO Releases New Curtainwall Standard

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published a new standard on the thermal performance of curtainwall. ISO 12631:2017, Thermal performance of curtain walling – Calculation of thermal transmittance, specifies a method “for calculating the thermal transmittance of curtain walls … Continue reading

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AEC President Talks Chinese Aluminum, Curtainwall at AAMA Conference

Attendees of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) National Summer Conference this week got an overview of U.S. trade orders on Chinese aluminum extrusions and their impact on the curtainwall industry. Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) president Jeff Henderson discussed a … Continue reading

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Industry Manufacturer Gets Visit from Florida Governor

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” initiative, focused primarily on business and job growth. He looked to a company in the glass and glazing industry as an example. On Wednesday, Scott visited the 100,000-square-foot … Continue reading

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