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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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HAMILTON, Ontario -- A new type of curtainwall system is a key component of a new net zero energy building at a Canadian college.
Exterior walls consist of metal stud, brick and glass curtainwall.
Tenders are invited for repairing existing conditions at the moonpie penthouse through curtainwall repairs, sealant repairs, reroofing, flashing repairs, installing a new metal catwalk, and other misc.
The building's facade predominantly comprises a glass curtainwall spanning an area of 8000m[sup.
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.
Based on an earlier announcement by the BDO, the upcoming office tower top The Podium was uniquely designed to rise from the ground as one continuous, soaring form but it "balances its mass by the transparency of its curtainwall and the random play of the vertical metal panels in its facade.
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.
In addition, Chevron buildings' enclosure will be a unitised, high-performance curtainwall system.
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.
An authorised fabricator for Installux System, France, and Balexco, Bahrain, Oryx provides services such as curtainwall glazing and aluminium composite cladding.
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures.