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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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PPG was the defendant in a negligent-representation lawsuit filed in November 2017 by Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc.
The building's southwest corner contains a three-story curtainwall system, which provides ample daylight for a stairway from the ground-floor lobby to the third-floor public spaces.
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. Full-height windows on both floors provide extensive daylight ing and outside views.
The building's facade predominantly comprises a glass curtainwall spanning an area of 8000m[sup.2] with a variety of installations, depending on the elevation.
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.
Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules, another Dow Corning innovation designed to help meet near-zero-energy building requirements, combines the aesthetics and convenience of curtainwall construction with the energy-savings benefits of Dow Corning Vacuum Insulation Panel.
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.