Steven Saffell
September 24, 2019

Butler Plaza, a Gold LEED building in Jacksonville, Florida, is an innovative example of a curtain wall used in an energy efficient design. Photo by Keymark.

Curtain wall, whether installed piece-by-piece in a stick system or in prefabricated sections as a unitized system, is a complex, integrated assembly spanning multiple floors. In the design of metal curtain wall, there are typically five matters of chief concern: structural integrity, weather-tightness, sound control, energy efficiency and provision for movement. Successful curtain wall design and installation depends on understanding the various load requirements….

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