Tag: curtainwall

  • FGIA Explains History and Usage of Curtainwall Manual

    FGIA Explains History and Usage of Curtainwall Manual

    AAMA CWM-19, Curtain Wall Manual, was published in July 2019 and addresses many aspects of curtainwall design, specification, testing and installation. To explain the document’s history, target audience and to give an overview of how it can be used, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a webinar titled, “An Introduction to the Curtain…

  • AAMA Releases Updated Standard Test Method for Water Penetration Using Dynamic Pressure

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released an updated document to provide a standard water penetration test method when it comes to using dynamic pressure. AAMA 501.1-17, the “Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure,” establishes the equipment and procedures for testing. In it, a section…

  • The Big Shake Up

    Disruption is all around us, and I’m not talking about the street noise outside your windows or the non-stop talkers standing outside your office door. Whether you’ve recognized it yet or not, the glass industry is in the midst of a major disruption and we need to step up and take action. If you’re not…

  • Glass, Steel Pavilion at 9-11 Memorial Reflects on Past, Present, Future

    Glass, Steel Pavilion at 9-11 Memorial Reflects on Past, Present, Future

    With the help of glass and large stainless steel panels, the entry pavilion of the recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum is on par with the “Reflecting Absence” design of the memorial at the World Trade Center site. The global architectural firm Snøhetta was commissioned in 2004 to design the pavilion, which stands on top…

  • It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing

    It’s All About the Benjamin’s Glazing

    “Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” While the latter two may be true, Benjamin Franklin may consider taking back the first part of that statement if he could see the glazing used in the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia. The museum was reopened recently to the public following…

  • Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver On Track for LEED Gold Certification

    The Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver is on track to receive LEED gold certification with the help of a Kawneer curtainwall. The Kawneer 1600 SS Unitwall™ curtainwall helped the building reach maximum daylighting and recycled materials used also boosted the LEED certification. The architects, klipp Architecture Planning Interiors, chose the use of glass and a curtainwall…

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Get LEED Gold Arena

    The Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the first NHL arena to achieve LEED Gold certification. The arena earned 42 LEED points, nine of which were for indoor environmental quality and seven for materials and resources. The 735,000-square-foot structure features a Kawneer Company Inc. curtainwall, among other products, and was…

  • Allied Health Facility at San Diego Mesa College Awarded LEED Gold Certification

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED gold certification to the new three-story, 50,000-square-foot Allied Health Education and Training Facility at San Diego Mesa College in the Clairemont area of San Diego. Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker was the project architect and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. served as the construction manager on…