Curtain wall performance in seismic tests

Submitted by Katy Tomasulo on Thu, 09/01/2022 - 09:07
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AIA partner Kawneer explores the role of AAMA 501.6 and AAMA 501.4 in specifying curtain walls, window walls, and storefronts.
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