CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Window Walls: Exploring the Blurred Lines Between Glazing Products
ABOUT THE APRIL SEMINAR
Window Walls: Exploring the Blurred Lines Between Glazing Products
Presented by Bradford S. Carpenter, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
The term “window wall” has become increasingly popular in the construction industry, typically referring to a large section of horizontal glazing installed between building slabs. This simple concept has a broad reach and can involve many different products and configurations. With little consensus, it is important for project teams to consider: What is a window wall, and what do I need to know for my project? In this presentation, we will explore glazing product types – windows, storefronts, and curtain walls – and the distinctions they have in window wall applications. We will also review the subtleties of each of these systems to help designers, owners, and contractors balance constructability, schedule, and cost.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
Identify and understand the typical design and performance characteristics of window wall systems, including standard industry terminology.
Learn the applicable industry standards that govern the design, testing, and installation of window wall systems.
Understand the range of available window wall systems, the variability in system design, and relative performance differences between systems.
Learn design strategies to provide optimal performance of window wall systems and understand common construction and in-service issues with some typical window wall systems.
Participants will earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance.
MORNING SEMINAR DETAILS
LOCATION Simpson Gumpertz & Heger135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800 Chicago, IL 60603
SCHEDULE7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception
CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE SEMINARS?
If you have a group of ten or more, we can bring the seminar to you or host a dedicated seminar for your firm at our facility! Contact us at ZXZlbnRzIHwgc2doICEgY29t.
Chicago Office: 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60603 | Tel: 312.754.7500
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