Hybrid Window Wall Designs
October 12th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Today’s high performance curtain wall systems demand high performance fire protection. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. New hybrid window wall designs have changed the configuration of traditional window wall framing leaving architects, code officials, and curtain wall consultants searching for tested solutions for this growing wall design. Understanding the unique challenges hybrid window wall designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.
Learning Objective 1:
Define the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify code officials and consultants concerns and code requirements for perimeter fire protection.
Learning Objective 3:
Describe how hybrid window walls are tested per ASTM E 2307 and the importance of independent third-party testing for perimeter fire barrier systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Recognize the complexity of hybrid window wall designs.