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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.
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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
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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.
Technal also recently launched a new non-fire-rated curtain wall assembly which has successfully undergone the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE.
Civil engineering and construction company Cladtech International LLC (CTI) has been awarded a contract by Al Saad General Contracting Company for the manufacture and installation of curtain wall facades for the Sail Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Technal's new non-fire-rated curtain wall assembly with Siderise perimeter fire protection have successfully undergone the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE, said the company in a statement.
28 August 2017 - China-based interior decoration and construction company Grandland Holdings Group has agreed to acquire all shares of Italy based curtain wall manufacturers Permasteelisa S.p.A from Japan-based housing and building products provider Lixil Corp., the company said.
An insulated curtain wall is an excellent choice for this barrier.
Curtain wall, the long-time facade material of choice for Manhattan buildings, is now a preferred material for resurgent development in New York City's outer boroughs.
retractable curtain wall can be quickly moved into and out of place when required within the industrial facility.
Technavio's analysts forecast the curtain wall market in China to grow at a CAGR of 18.98% during the period 2016-2020.
To improve working conditions for volunteers, the company installed a fabric curtain wall that reduced noise and temperature variations in the warehouse.
Memari presents this report prepared by the Committee on Curtain Wall Systems on the architectural technique of curtain walls, written for industry professionals with relevant interest but little experience in this specialized niche.
Hong Kong, Nov 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Yuanda China Holdings Limited ("Yuanda China" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, collectively referred to as the "Group", stock code: 2789.HK) is glad to announce that it has won a bid for the Marina South project with a contract value of RMB744 million, which is the highest bid price for a curtain wall project in the Singaporean history of architecture.