Facades – bizarre shapes, state-of-the-art technology

Watertightness in field tests according to EN 13051:2001 (Source: ift Rosenheim)
Photo source
Watertightness in field tests according to EN 13051:2001 | Photo: ift Rosenheim
The challenge of test verification.

Curtain walls should primarily be able to fulfil their function as building envelopes. The requirements for tightness, thermal insulation, sound insulation etc. must be fulfilled. Nevertheless, of course, the visual impression of a facade is also in the focus of the building owner and the architects. If the architect is also given sufficient design freedom, impressive facade shapes can be created.

Even if bizarre, complicated shapes often cause a frown in the beginning, these facades are often a welcome reference project for the manufacturers. However, the more innovative such facades are and the less experience with the construction exists, the more the manufacturer depends on the fact that the chosen facade construction is also well thought-out. Therefore, in such cases a large part of the responsibility lies with the consultants and technical engineers.

Technical article (PDF)

600450 Facades – bizarre shapes, state-of-the-art technology glassonweb.com

Others also read

The IQ Glass showroom in Amersham is the UK’s largest dedicated architectural glazing showroom.
Façade Solutions is a full service company offering design, supply and installation of custom, integrated solutions for the building envelope.
Oversize drill holes extremely close to the edge.
Diagonally shaped curtain walling leaning outward and without a singular regular pane of glass or panelling beyond the doors is just the sort of challenge which AluK relishes.
Eurasia Window, Door & Glass Fairs Proved Their Significance for the Industry Once Again With a New International Visitor Record.
For the first time, the FORUM 2020 will dedicate a separate lecture block to "PVC windows". EPPA will present important topics there, in particular on sustainability.

From industry

Am Pfahlgraben 4
35415 Pohlheim

Add new comment