Continuing Education

Tall Curtain Wall Systems and Large Seismic Drift [N82A]

This case study examines the curtain wall system for a new airport terminal building featuring 20 ft-to-65 ft-tall steel curtain wall frames supporting large glass window panels with up to +/-12 in.Êof seismic interstory drift between the curtain wall base and the building roof structure. Attendees will learn how to accommodate large inter-story drift movements and how to provide installation tolerances in the design of curtain wall systems, the process of designing curtain wall structural steel framing and connections to meet AISC 360, and how to use full-scale curtain wall mockup testing to demonstrate seismic drift performance and damage limit requirements.
  • Date: 4/13/2016 - 4/15/2016
  • PDH Credits: 0


Robert Kritzler; Brian Lammert

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