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November Chapter Meeting - Curtainwall Design, Documentation & Construction

  • Adler Windows 350 7th Ave #1103 New York, NY 10001 USA (map)

Program Title:

Curtainwall Design, Documentation, and Construction 


Program Description:

Proper curtain wall design, engineering, fabrication and installation is critical in the overall performance of a building.  This presentation and follow-up panel discussion will provide valuable insight into the collaborative efforts required for successful curtainwall design & execution.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Identify the Relative Codes & Standards that apply to the design and installation of curtainwall cladding

2. Compare the Various Types of curtainwall systems

3. Summarize the various Performance Criteria utilized in the design of curtainwall cladding

4. Explain the Roles & Responsibilities of the following teams in the design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and testing of custom curtain wall projects:

The Owner Team

-the inspection agency

The Design Team

-the Architect / Specifier

-the Engineering Consultants

-the Envelope Consultant

The Contractor Team

-the fabricator/installer

The Supplier Team

-the glazing manufacturer

5. Explore the benefits of the Design-Assist procurement process in the design, engineering, and construction of custom curtainwall cladding projects.

Thanks to our Panelists:

  • Specifier: Rowan Georges, SOM

  • Architect/designer: Drew Cowdrey, SOM

  • Digital design specialist: Seth Waldman, Gensler

  • Building envelope consultant: Jeffrey Kock, Front Inc.