Curtain walls clad a building envelope in glass and aluminum to protect the interior and provide a safe and comfortable environment for the building occupants. Curtain walls are designed to only carry their own weight. The wall transfers wind loads to the main building structure, or main wind force resisting system (MWFRS), at connection points in the floors or columns. They are designed to resist air and water infiltration as well as sway created by wind and seismic forces.
Curtain walls may span from floor to floor or multiple floors and can also be used in punched opening applications. They take into consideration design requirements such as:
- Thermal expansion and contraction
- Building sway and movement
- Water diversion
- Thermal efficiency
- Cost-effective interior lighting
We provide a complete suite of engineering services and tools to help you with selection, specification and installation of your curtain wall system. With our help, you’ll have a more modern-looking building in no time. AGM keeps businesses up to date.