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The Consulting Group of Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope is excited to welcome Bob Bartolt, RA, LEED AP as a consultant to the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Bob is a registered architect experienced in all phases of the design and construction process.
The purpose of this Glass Information Bulletin is to acquaint those associated with the glazing industry with the impact Building Envelope Commissioning (“BECx”) can and will have as commissioning is implemented in construction projects. BECx is a process intended to verify through standards and testing that the materials, components, and systems that make up the building envelope achieve the objectives and meet the performance requirements of the owner.
Successful designs for attaching curtain wall systems to steel structures start with a basic understanding of the design curtain wall system, how it frames, and how its anchorage system/loads relate to the primary structure to which it is attaching. While there are many types of exterior cladding systems, this article will focus on attachment issues related to continuous aluminum curtain wall systems anchored to the building. We will also address some common problem area applications, as well as how the attachments relate to the structure behind.
In a former newsletter, we invited many registered design professionals to visit the installation of several large 30’ X 30’ visual mock-ups of a European rain screen curtain wall system (STO AG Ventec & Verotec) which are primarily applied as D/BV curtain walls, however; while outside of the scope of that assignment, those wall products may be compartmentalized and applied as PER wall systems.