Curtain walls, also known as building façade, are one type of building skin separating interior from exterior environments. Unlike masonry or precast facades, curtain walls are non-load-bearing.
Typically curtain wall systems comprise a lightweight aluminium frame onto which glazed or opaque infill panels can be fixed. These infill panels are often described as ‘glazing’ whether or not they are made of glass. The use of curtain walls has many advantages.
Because of the use of lightweight materials, curtain wall systems are an affordable option for a building’s exterior casing. Depending on the size of the building,