Skip to main content
  • Our Sponsors
    Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Carlisle logo
  • Our Sponsors
    CertainTeed logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Dow Corning logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Firestone logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Henry Company logo
  • Our Sponsors
    IMI logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Klein & Hoffman logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Mortar Net Solutions logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Power Construction logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Powers Fasteners logo
  • Our Sponsors
    PSI logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Quast logo
  • Our Sponsors
    RRJ logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Rockwool logo
  • Our Sponsors
    SGH logo
  • Our Sponsors
    STO logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Thornton Tomasetti logo
  • Our Sponsors
    UL logo
  • Our Sponsors
    USG logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Grace logo
  • Our Sponsors
    WJE logo
  • Our Sponsors
    Master Builders Solutions logo

Detailing Approaches for High Performance Modern Curtain Wall Systems

BEC
November 12, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location
832 Industrial Drive, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Christopher Glass & Aluminum)
Posted by Jeff Diqui

AIA CREDIT: Yes (1.5)

SCHEDULE:

10:30 – 11:00 (Arrival)
11:00 – 11:45 (Shop Tour)
11:45 – 12:45 (AIA Presentation + Lunch) NOTE: A courtesy lunch will be provided for this event.
12:45 – 1:00 (CGA Presentation)

ABSTRACT:

Glass façades are an essential part of buildings throughout the world.  They contribute to building aesthetics, energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost effectiveness.  This presentation in concert with a fabrication shop tour will focus on newer curtain wall systems and detailing approaches to maintain high thermal performance and excellent resistance to water- and air-infiltration.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the design challenges of newer curtain wall systems (Drilled Point-Supported, Cable Net, All Glass, and Hybrid Point-Supported) versus Unitized Curtain Wall Glazing.
  • Compare and explore the thermal performance and air infiltration resistance of the subject systems with each other and conventional systems.
  • Discuss the primary and secondary water barrier locations and detailing in the subject systems.
  • Discuss challenges of preserving high IGU performance (i.e. edge seals, warranty) in the complex geometries possible by these systems and detailing strategies to optimize IGU performance in each system type.

PRESENTERS: 

Franz Safford, President and CEO & Julian Safford, Business Development & Sales, Innovation Glass LLC

EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

For BEC Chicago members, an invite with REGISTRATION LINK will be sent out approximately 10-14 days in advance of event. The event is limited to the first 50 registrants that have responsibilities in the design and/or construction related to the subject matter and are able to maintain their commitment in attending. For non-BEC Chicago members interested in attending, you may contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org to request an invite. The invitation will include a REGISTRATION LINK.