The Value of Factory-Glazed Curtain Wall and Window Wall Systems and When to Use Them

Prefabrication has progressed from a condition born of necessity to a customizable manufacturing process that expedites timelines and provides a response to the current labor shortage. Prefabrication processes have addressed issues with environmental, supply chain, sustainability, and waste concerns.

Today, curtain wall and window wall systems are building components that can be prefabricated as a unitized system or put together on site as a stick system. Recognizing when to specify each can help to mitigate risk and delay, as well as contribute to a building’s overall aesthetic.

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Making the Right Choice: Storefront, Window Wall, or Curtain Wall

This course is designed to expand understanding of basic aluminum glazing systems, specifically storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems. After completing this course, learners will be able to effectively select the appropriate aluminum glazing system for projects in order to achieve the desired aesthetics while providing optimal performance.

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Glass Performance – Understanding Commercial Applications and Design

This course provides an overview of insulating glass units and laminated glass, including terminology helpful to specifiers when determining energy efficiency and aesthetics.

The course will enable learners to gain a better understanding of glass substrates, coating technologies, and the ways in which they enhance both performance and aesthetics. Finally, the examination of new technologies and case studies will help learners to discover the innovative ways in which commercial glass products can be used.

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