Repair and Retrofit of a Modern High-Rise Curtain Wall

  title={Repair and Retrofit of a Modern High-Rise Curtain Wall},
  author={Js Weinstein and Al Del Rosso},
Study has revealed that metal and glass exterior curtain walls constructed between the late 1960's and early 1980's can perform poorly and become very ineffective in preventing water infiltration. One such high-rise commercial office building demonstrates that wall performance against water infiltration is compromised due to cyclic wind loads, poor performance of gaskets and sealed joints and poor performance of fasteners and welds used to connect aluminum wall components. Failures and… CONTINUE READING