Month: November 2014

Innovative Technology making Curtain Wall Connections “Quicker, Easier and Cleaner”

The connections from a curtain wall to a block wall steel structure or wood structure used to be a multi-step process for Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd. in Oakville, Ontario.  It required priming the wall and the peel-and-stick air barrier membrane before installation, adding time and labor to the project.  On wood structures, the movement….


Restoring Airtightness and Weather Resistance to Window Systems Need Not be Cost-Prohibitive

Window and curtain wall systems will eventually need repair or replacement.  The glazing components used to seal and support the glass or metal panels have been engineered for long-term performance, but over time, exposure to environmental conditions, thermal movement, differential movement between the window and the structure as well as other factors will take their….


Managing Connections: Dynamic Floor and Wall Joints (movement mayhem)

Some of the most demanding connections within a building design are joints within floors and walls that must allow for building movement.   These connections must be able to withstand maximum wind loads and building movement from thermal, seismic and moisture content changes, deflection, and creep. “Drift joints” are designed into projects to accommodate movement over….