Problems Associated With Curtain Walls
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The curtain wall design involves a complexity of elements responsible for performing different functions, which is the key prerequisite for holistic approach to construction and implementation of systems. This paper deals with specific problems associated with curtain walls, as presented in the case study of a new, single-family home of a villa design in Belgrade. The aim of this paper is to present effective ways to overcome the problems of water leakage and negative thermal impacts of solar radiation on curtain wall, which is caused by common mistakes made during the construction and implementation phase. The paper identifies potential causes that restrict the use of this facility. The main research method is expert analysis, carried out through on-site observations and detection of explicit evidence, as well as through direct access to the project's technical and photo-documentation from the contractors. The results of the paper describe the construction measures to be applied to so...me parts of the glass facade of the house, in order to prevent further deterioration and reduce the negative impact on the users.
Keywords:Errors / FaÃ§ades / Glass / Thermal expansion / Water leakage
Source:Structural engineering international, 2017, 27, 3, 413-417
- Int. Assoc. for Bridge and Structural Eng. Eth-Honggerberg