Curtain Wall - Structurally Sealed Vertical Example
JEI Structural Engineers show an example of structural sealant use in curtain wall design. Our goal is to help educate those new to our industry on common terms and examples from live projects so jobs run smoothly.
Glass and Glazing Sealants are prevalent.
Structural glazing systems, in their simplest form, are types of curtain wall systems consisting of glass that is bonded or anchored back to a structure without the use of continuously gasketed aluminum pressure plates or caps.
Structurally glazed systems create a greater transparency than traditional captured systems. There are less visual interruptions due to the lack of metal on the, creating a seamless, continuous glass look.
The main types are: