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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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Soon after, he lowered the curtain walls, tying them securely to the trees so that, except for a little opening toward the beach, they were entirely enclosed.
Khalid Al Rajhi, chairman, Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, said: "Cladtech International is highly regarded as one of the region's leading curtain wall experts and a world class manufacturer of aluminum and glass facades, and curtain walls.
High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans and industrial curtain walls are two simple, cost-effective ways to develop such an infrastructure and strengthen quality controls.
USPRwire, Mon Feb 01 2016] Curtain walls are lightweight, non-structural exterior cladding systems, which are attached to the external walls of buildings.
The new specially-manufactured size of Edge ProTect is designed for protection of curtain walls, doors, protruding window mullions, and any large hallway edge.
I quickly learned that these curtain walls would be able to define and beautify the volunteer center work space, provide temperature separation, and buffer loud noises coming from the warehouse area," Williamson says.
The book is arranged systematically, moving from definitions and classification of curtain walls to materials, configurations, prototypes and testing.
Finally, Yuanda China stood out on the strength of its innovative and clear structure design, reasonable selection of low-carbon materials and its environmental protection technology for the whole process of building curtain walls.
India, June 1 -- Goff Enterprises has introduced climate curtains, which are double paneled vinyl curtain walls lined with thinsulate ultra insulation from 3M.
The curtain walls are constructed with a combination of industrial vinyl's.
Double cellular shades were used on the curtain walls to achieve added thermal retention at night and in winter.
The school will utilize structural steel framing with concrete decks, masonry wall construction, aluminum curtain walls and punched windows, metal gable roofing with a bow string truss roof over the gymnasium and cafeteria.