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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the fundamental differences between typical storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems.
  • Distinguish between the differences in water management in storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems.
  • Determine criteria to consider when specifying storefront, window wall, or curtain wall systems.
  • Examine the roles that structural requirements, performance criteria, aesthetic conditions, and budget play in choosing between a storefront, window wall, or curtain wall system.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of building materials.