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curtain wall

n.
1. An outer or enclosing wall, especially one connecting two towers or turrets, as in a medieval fortification.
2. A nonbearing wall, often of glass and steel, fixed to the outside of a building and serving especially as cladding.

curtain wall

n
1. (Architecture) a non-load-bearing external wall attached to a framed structure, often one that is prefabricated
2. (Fortifications) a low wall outside the outer wall of a castle, serving as a first line of defence

cur′tain wall`


n.
(in a framed building) an exterior wall having no structural function.
[1850–55]
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Among other things, the partners decided to replace the existing concrete skin with a contemporary glass curtainwall system that will introduce much more light into tenant space.
End-uses include: metal roofing and wall panel systems; framing for curtainwall, windows, skylights and entrance systems; louvers and grills, soffits, fascia, mullions, column covers and more.
Wausau Window and Wall Systems' 6250i-HRX curtainwall and window wall system is designed for the floor-to-floor spans and toads of mid-rise and high-rise construction, including residence halls and office buildings.
com)-- Major Industries, manufacturer of energy-saving skylights and translucent curtainwall, recently announced the release of BIM Product Models for their Guardian 275[R] line of translucent panel skylights and wall systems.
The Fireframes SG curtainwall series consists of Pilkington Pyrostop fire-resistive-rated glass attached to narrow, steel, fire-rated frames with a toggle retention system.
An authorised fabricator for Installux System, France, and Balexco, Bahrain, Oryx provides services such as curtainwall glazing and aluminium composite cladding.
Silfast 501 is a ready-to-use, one-component sealant/adhesive that offers superior window fabrication, faster production of curtainwall and skylights, better performance and ease of use for impact security glazing systems in the shop or field.
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures.
Folcra Beach Industrial Company is the architectural aluminium curtainwall contractor for the project.
The Pilkington Planarclad[TM] curtainwall glazing system was used on all entrances and elevations, including the 120m long main elevation to London Road.
Wausaus' curtainwall systems are available with a variety of glazing systems and color-matched anodic or organic coatings.
Gaskets and sealant joints are very flexible and are included in curtainwall systems to accommodate movement.